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Washtenaw United: Preserving And Improving Women's Health More Than A Year Into The Pandemic

Liza Baker
Liza Baker

The year-plus of the coronavirus pandemic has been difficult on everyone.  Yet, women, overall, have carried greater burden with both physical and mental ramifications.  Life and health coach Liza Baker has developed techniques to maintain and improve women's health and shared her methods with WEMU's David Fair. 

WEMU has partnered with the United Way of Washtenaw County to explore the people, organizations, and institutions creating opportunity and equity in our area.  And, as part of this ongoing series, you’ll also hear from the people benefiting and growing from the investments being made in the areas of our community where there are gaps in available services.  It is a community voice.  It is 'Washtenaw United.'




As an Integrative Nutrition® health coach and nonprofit consultant, Liza Baker brings her passion, knowledge, and experience to the table to help you reach your health goals.  Her sweet spot as a coach is supporting overworked, over-scheduled, overtired, and OVER. IT. ALL. workers—particularly women—in the mission-driven/nonprofit sector through coaching programs for which scholarships are available to those with low income.  She also works with mission-driven organizations to offer health coaching programs as an employee benefit.  More simply: Liza’s mission is to support you in being well while doing good.  She’s currently looking at the pandemic as one of possibilities to grow healthier humans, organizations, and communities.

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United Way of Washtenaw County CONNECTS people, resources, and organizations TOGETHER to create a thriving community for EVERYONE.  United Way’s values are rooted in equity, pursuing greater access to opportunities and resources for all, including self care.

As we shift away from the buzz word term “self-care”, we move beyond “treating ourselves” and indulging, and move to a greater goal of investing in ourselves and our communities.  Self care is related to the holistic approach of wellness, incorporating the emotional, spiritual, social, mental, and physical selves.  When considering how this work aligns with UWWC and our commitment to fulfilling its mission, vision, and values we think about the strong relationships with our Community Impact partners whose work provides resources and outlets to grow our community by attending to the integrated and interdisciplinary world of self-care.

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— David Fair is the WEMU News Director and host of Morning Edition on WEMU.  You can contact David at 734.487.3363, on twitter @DavidFairWEMU, or email him atdfair@emich.edu

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