National Community Centers of Excellence in Women"s Health

Phase 1
1.Provide 1 year of financial and technical support to an existing wellness coalition to develop a strategic action plan and implementation plan to reduce gender based health disparities in targeted communities.

Enhance collaborative working partnerships among health organizations,
community based and faith based organizations, public and private academic institutions, hospitals, medical groups and practices.

Enhance consumer and provider awareness of gender-based health issues in the community;

Increase the capacity and strengthen infrastructure among local public health organizations to increase the coordination of services to better serve women and girls
Phase II

Provide up to 5 years of financial and technical support for implementation of the strategic action health plan.


To develop and implement a health intervention plan which will be sustained after OWH funding ends.

To use a public health systems approach to improve on two or more identified health issues affecting women and/or girls.

Improve surveillance/information systems that allow tracking