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General Health and Wellness | March 1, 2022

Why We Celebrate Women’s History Month

In 1981 Women’s History Week was founded by the United States Congress, and in 1987, Congress officially announced the celebration of Women’s History for the full month of March.

March is a time to recognize the many contributions women have made throughout history within the United States and to celebrate the achievements women have made over the course of history at large. From Susan B. Anthony to Rosa Parks, the timeline of women’s history milestones stretches back to the founding of the United States.

It’s Time Texas continues to listen, learn, and grow. We acknowledge the barriers women face within their communities to live full, healthier lives. We know there is room for progress. However, we also celebrate the progress we’ve made as Texans and as a society at large. That’s why we are excited to celebrate Women’s History Month and intersectionality with you!

This month, we’ll be highlighting different women who have made an impact and held a significant role in the healthcare field throughout history and throughout our It’s Time Texas programs and events. These are women who have inspired us to activate change.

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Happy Women’s History Month from It’s Time Texas!

Inspiring and Interesting Facts About Women Throughout History in the Healthcare Field:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman in the United States to earn a medical degree in 1849.
  • Florence Nightingale, known as “the lady with the lamp” for her nighttime rounds to wounded soldiers during the Crimean War in the 1850s, transformed the standard for hospital and care facilities.
  • Rebecca Lee Crumpler, MD was the first Black woman in the United States to earn a medical degree in 1864.
  • Jane Cooke Wright, MD was the first woman to be elected president of the New York Cancer Society.
  • Susan La Flesche Picotte, MD was the first Native American woman in the United States to earn a medical degree.

 

 

Posted March 1, 2022

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