The Deborah E. Powell Center for Women’s Health, A National Center of Excellence, is focused on promoting, facilitating and disseminating research on women’s health.
Vision: To promote the health of diverse women, families, and communities.
Mission: To catalyze research partnerships that advance knowledge of women's health across the lifespan.
Monday, September 16, 2013
McNamara Alumni Center, UMN
We look forward to seeing you at this year's research conference on September 16, 2013!
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For award consideration - 7/15/2013
For general session - 8/23/2013
Click here for more information.
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Paula Braveman, MD, MPH
Professor of Family and Community Medicine; Director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health; University of California, San Francisco
Janet Rich-Edwards, ScD, MPH
Investigator, Nurses’ Health Study; Director of Developmental Epidemiology, Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology; Brigham And Women’s Hospital; Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine, Division of Women’s Health Harvard Medical School and Department of
Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
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The Powell Center is now on Facebook! Click here to visit our page.
National Women's Health Week
May 12-18, 2013
National Women's Health week is a weeklong
observance coordinated by the Office of Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It brings together communities, businesses, health organizations,
and other groups to promote women's health and it's importance. It also empowers women to take these five steps to improve their health: recieve regular checkups and preventative
screenings, be active, eat healthy, pay attention
to mental health, and avoid unhealthy behaviors. For more information click here.
Our Interdisciplinary Women's Health Lecture Series is complete for the year. Please join us again in the fall.
If you would like to listen to past lectures please click here.
--- --- --- --- --- ---The Interdisciplinary Women's Health Lecture Series is sponsored by the Powell Center, the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal & Child Public Health, and the School of Nursing.
The 2013 Seed Grant Recipients have been selected!
Congratulations Dr. Alicia Allen and Dr. Emil Lou! Click here to learn more about the program and the recipients.
EXCITING NEWS FOR ONE OF OUR BIRCWH SCHOLARS
BIRCWH scholar Katy Kozhimannil, PhD, MPA, Assistant Professor, Division on Health Policy and Management had a study published online Febraury 14, 2013 by the American Journal of Public Health. Dr. Kozhimannil found lower cesarean birth rates among Medicaid beneficiaries with access to a birth doula than among Medicaid patients nationwide. Doulas provide support, information, and physcial assistance during birth which may be even more significant for women with low health literacy, whose first language is not English, or who may not understand all of the clinical options available during birth. To read the entire article please click here.
"When women are fully involved, families are healthier. They are better fed. Income, savings, and reinvestment go up. And what is true of families is true of communities and eventually of whole countries."
Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations
December 29, 2002
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