- Advance solutions to social problems, at the local, national and global levels, through research, collaboration, knowledge dissemination, community education, action, and service.
- Contribute to student learning and a vibrant UNCG community.
The Center’s work is organized to provide solutions to specific social problems that build on the strengths and expertise of our university, faculty, students and our partners in the community. Currently, we have initiatives that seek to advance: community responses to violence against women; safety and equity in sports and physical activity; the quality of life of working mothers, with a focus on breastfeeding; and LGBTQ+ health and wellness. Each of our programs has a program director that coordinates activity in that area:
- Program for Breastfeeding, Gender, Health (Program Director is Paige Hall Smith, CWHW Director and Associate Professor of Public Health Education, School of Health and Human Sciences)
- Program to End Gender-based Violence (Program Director is Stacy Sechrist, Senior Research Scientist for the North Carolina Network for Safe Communities)
- Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity (Program Director is Donna Duffy, AP Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, School of Health and Human Science)
- LGBTQ+ Education and Research Network (LEARN) (C0-Coordinator are Brad Johnson(Teacher Education and Higher Education); Jay Poole(Social Work) )