Development and implementation of novel community outreach methods in women's health issues: The national centers of excellence in women's health

R. S. Fife, C. Moskovic, H. Dynak, C. Winner, A. Vahratian, M. B. Laya, L. Jameson, E. D. Paskett, L. Holaday

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Numerous outreach efforts have been employed to educate both lay and professional communities about many medical issues. As part of our contracts with the Public Health Service, Office of Women's Health, Department of Health and Human Services, the National Centers of Excellence (CoEs) in Women's Health have been charged with creating innovative and effective methods of educating these audiences about the major issues involved in women's health. This mission is particularly critical in the arena of women's health, as women are responsible for approximately 75% of the healthcare decisions made by and for American families, and past efforts to provide them with good, evidence-based information have been fraught with difficulties ranging from financial to cultural. We report herein some of our successful novel outreach efforts. A common thread throughout this account is that among the most successful of the outreach activities are those that involve or incorporate existing community groups committed to women's health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-37
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Women's Health and Gender-Based Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2 2001


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