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.
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.
A six-session, school-based program for 6th graders on sexual risk behaviors significantly reduced the chances over four years that the students would force sex on someone.