CENTER FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH AND WELLNESS

School of Health and Human Sciences

WELCOME

Thank you for visiting the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness (CWHW) in UNCG’s School of Health and Human Sciences. The Center was established in September of 2002 to facilitate ongoing research related to women’s health and wellness within the School of Health and Human Sciences, and to promote collaborative research across the University, with other institutions, and with community partners.

Although designated as a research center, interdisciplinary education, mentorship, and community outreach efforts that promote the health and wellness of girls and women in Greensboro and the global community are central to the CWHW’s mission, and inextricably link to the UNCG and the School of HHS Strategic Plans.

We invite you to visit our pages to learn more about the activities of the Center and get involved.

Strategic Plan

Vision

To inspire girls and women to lead healthy, activity lifestyles, and reach their full potential for mental and physical health and well-being.

Mission

Through evidence-based research, education, and community engagement, our mission is to promote physical and mental health and well-being for girls and women in an equitable, inclusive and socially just manner. We will engage diverse, interdisciplinary research teams to understand the bio-psycho-social facilitators and barriers to mental and physical well-being; how they develop, intersect and change with physical activity behavior across the lifespan; and develop evidence-based strategies to improve the lives of girls and women.

Core Values

  • Collaborate: Engage faculty, staff, students and community partners from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to expand our reach and impact
  • Integrate: Embrace the whole person through a biopsychosocial, developmental approach across the lifespan
  • Equity: Strive to better understand and work to dismantle the inequities in society that shape the health and well-being of women and girls
  • Influence: Inspire meaningful change in the health and wellness of girls and women by translating research into evidence-based practice
  • Mentor: Commit to growing the next generation of scientists, educators and practitioners to address the health and wellbeing of girls and women

Strategic Goals

  1. Engage in high quality interdisciplinary research to understand the facilitators and barriers to mental and physical health and well-being and inform evidence-based strategies to improve the lives of girls and women
  2. Disseminate research-based information on women’s health and wellness to researchers / scholars, practicing professionals, and the general public
  3. Build Capacity, Visibility and Engagement to Extend the Center’s Impact on Women’s Health and Wellness
  4. Offer research, education and networking opportunities to grow the next generation of scientists, educators and practitioners in women health and wellness
  5. Promote healthy active lifestyles in girls and women on our campus, in our community and globally