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.
Research & Practice
Faculty practice and research using a health equity framework with a focus on social justice. Center members with scholarly and nursing practice interests aligned with the Center’s mission and goals serve as core faculty.
Faculty programs of research reside in three domains: Safety from Violence and Harm; Equity, Empowerment, and Advocacy; and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Faculty work to promote the health and well-being of women and girls, recognizing that as the health of women goes, so goes the health of the world.
Two tech-based mobile health interventions aim to reduce the cancer risk among women in marginalized populations. The apps, “Everhealthier Women” and “NowIKnow,” focus on preventive health actions including the HPV vaccine.
Penn nursing asked KC Benchimol, Nu’14, GNu’18, GNu’19, RN, WHNP-BC, and Monika Wasik, C’12, Nu’15, GNu’18, RN-CBC, to walk us through the policy change they spearheaded across postpartum units at the University of Pennsylvania Health System—a simple change that makes it easier for all people to participate in the postpartum experience and symbolizes
acceptance of LGBTQ+ parents.
Understanding Access and Use of Digital Resources Could Help Narrow Sexual Health Equity Gap for Puerto Rican Adolescents
In an upcoming article in the journal Nursing Research, a study from Penn Nursing, reports results of a web-based intervention, Cuídalos, in Puerto Rico designed to increase sexual risk communication between parents and adolescents.