The Center for Global Women’s Health (CGWH) is an interdisciplinary collection of faculty and students who collaborate on women’s health scholarship, education, and clinical practice relevant to global issues.
Penn Nursing stands firm on its principles of equitable access to health care—including abortion.
With support from the Center for Global Women’s Health, three Penn Nursing student organizations - NSRH, MNO, and SNAP - hosted Jillian Baker, DrPH, EdM and Sinora Allwood, RN, from A Tribe Called Fertility, for an informative discussion about women’s infertility. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Monique Howard, Senior Director of Women’s Health Initiatives, for the Center for Global Women’s Health. Access the November 19, 2021 recording here.
The New York Fed, in collaboration with NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Low Income Investment Fund, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, hosted a virtual event on maternal health on September 15, 2021. Dean Antonia Villarruel served as an expert panelist for this event, outlining for providers, policymakers, funders, and healthcare leaders some of the critical structural barriers facing women and birthing people during the 4th trimester. Access the full recording here.
Penn Nursing’s Center for Global Women’s Health (CGWH), in collaboration with dozens of Penn campus organizations and West Philadelphia community groups, hosted the first West Philadelphia Women’s Day conference on January 26, 2019 at West Philadelphia High School. With funding from the Trustee’s Council of Penn Women, the conference provided education and resources on women’s and young women’s health topics, including cervical cancer and HPV vaccinations, self defense and community safety, healthy eating, and self-esteem/sex education. The conference drew nearly 70 attendees from the West Philadelphia community in its inaugural year as well as support from Philadelphia Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell.
Led by Wendy D. Grube, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Director of the CGWH, the conference was an opportunity to further fulfill Penn President Amy Gutmann’s Penn Compact 2020 vision to engage locally at the community level. It was also an opportunity for Penn Nursing students to engage with neighbor’s in Penn’s own backyard; Penn Nursing students helped to organize, run, and publicize the conference.