Thursday, January 7, 2010


Hi Girls,
We are winding up on the research for the Girls Health in Girls Hands Project and you did a great job. For those of you that have not received the full $500 (as long as you've participated fully) - I'll have the remainder of your stipend soon.

We need you to complete 2 surveys as soon as possible. They are quick and can be done on Survey Monkey. Here are the links:

You can also find them on our website:

So what's next? The official project is just about complete. We may be asking some of you to do some more presentations. And my official role as project manager is about over. That doesn't mean that we can't continue working on ways to implement the things you want to do in your community. Both the Women's Fund (Tobi Marcus and a tremendous network) and I can support you but you need to lead if you want something specific in your community.

A committee is working on using all of the data you compiled to put together some of the strategies and supporting the policy changes. The presentation to the Monterey County Board of Supervisors raised lots of attention and the Board directed staff to focus efforts on supporting Girls Health. Also - they discussed talking with the school districts to help support the changes you recommended.

I miss you all and hope to stay in contact.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Girls Health in Girls Hands Links...

I am so proud of all of the girl researcher and very appreciative of those who attended and presented at last night's events.

Here are some links:

To the movie:

To a story in the Salinas Californian:

To the report:

I've been thinking that each team needs to do their own local movie - what do you think?

Monday, October 26, 2009

GH2 Research Findings Presentation at CSUMB

Hosted at the University Center of CSUMB, our presentation went very well this afternoon. All the teams were represented. 

I felt very fortunate to represent the Salinas group and speak in front of everyone. 
We told our audience (public policy makers, public health officials, education leaders, representatives from non-profit organizations, etc.) what we learned in our project, why it's important, and our recommendations for the future.

We were highly praised, and our information was welcomed. Everyone embraced us, our project, and what we had to say.  Our video was shown, and afterwards we got to answer questions from the audience and mingle with everyone.

Thank you for a great afternoon!

-Sara Eastwood

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Check website for meetings

Good Morning,
Please check our new and revised website for our next meetings:

Looking for a few girls to attend the Steering Committee meeting on Monday August 31st from 4-6 at Marina Library...

Be well,

Monday, August 24, 2009

Wetpaint Site

Here's the wetpaint site with all of the information we're working on...

Conference Call Tuesday Night

We're having a conference call to catch up and schedule meetings. The call will be Tuesday August 25th from 7pm to 8pm.

Call 1-800-861-4084; when it tells you input the following code: 1043962 #

All you need is a phone to call in - you can call from home.

I'll post some information for the call soon.

Kim Stemler

Thursday, March 19, 2009

New Wiki

To help everyone be able to compile all of the information gathered, we've started a WIKI....

I've sent you an e-mail to invite you...Let's build it together - You can easily add your thoughts.