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OUTREACH. Community Outreach Service to the people of West Virginia The mission of the Land Grant University Elaine Bowen, Ed.D. and Barb Howe, Ph.D.

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1 OUTREACH

2 Community Outreach Service to the people of West Virginia The mission of the Land Grant University Elaine Bowen, Ed.D. and Barb Howe, Ph.D. Anne Williams, State Women’s Health Coordinator Gail Bossart, Social Work Intern

3 Community Outreach Goal: to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for community outreach in women’s health

4 Consumer Advisory Board Working Groups WVU Outreach Committee Women’s Voices Community Perspectives Guide Priorities Find Program Gaps Improve Outreach

5 Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) 27 members representing : WVU Center of Excellence in Disabilities WV Dietetics Association Preston County Outreach Coalition for WV Women Family Nutrition Program (Extension) Mountains of Hope Cancer Network Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center West Virginia Women’s Commission Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center CEOS (Community Educational Outreach Service) West Virginia Library Commission Sisters of St. Joseph American Heart Association Women, Infants, and Children Program WV Lymphedema Network West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council West Virginia Office of Healthy Lifestyles WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence WV Medical Institute National Ovarian Cancer Coalition American Heart Assn YWCA WV STD/HIV/AIDS Program WVU Carruth Student Services Center

6 CAB members come from 14 geographically dispersed counties CAB is co-chaired by outreach co-chairs and Anne Williams, WVDHHR Women’s Health Coordinator

7 CAB Quarterly Meetings July 2005 videoconference Charleston, Morgantown, Wheeling October 2005 videoconference Charleston, Morgantown, Wheeling, Beckley January 2006 videoconference Charleston, Morgantown, Wheeling, Beckley in conjunction with Women’s Health Policy Conference May 2006 upcoming meeting Morgantown, in conjunction with State Health Education Council Conference WVU Public Service grant to fund FY 2007 CAB meetings

8 CAB Members Advocate for the CoEWH and their Communities Community Events Women’s Health Week/Month

9 Working Groups Focus Outreach Efforts Women’s Health Month Fairs & Festivals Women’s Health Resources Health Screenings Conferences & Seminars Healthy Lifestyles

10 Partnerships Broaden Outreach Efforts Governor’s Office of Healthy Lifestyles State Conferences - Rural Health Conference - Women’s Health Policy Conference - State Health Education Conference - Governor’s Wellness Conference National Women’s Health Week Walking Campaigns & Breast Cancer Walks Women’s Day at the Legislature Organizational Newsletters

11 Strategies Reach West Virginia Women Where They Live & Work Web site Community events, fairs and festivals Speaker’s bureau Women’s health resources

12 WVU Outreach Committee Links WVU Resources to CoEWH Outreach WVU faculty/staff with expertise in outreach, women’s issues, and health Become involved in outreach activities Develop collaborative partnerships with existing WVU initiatives Help improve outreach strategies Contribute talent, time, resources

13 WVU Student Projects Where Classroom Learning Meets “The Real World” Health procedures for low-literacy women Health issues for college-age women Initiative for new honors class Manual for ob nurses working with special needs mothers

14 Expanding Media Use for Women’s Health Messages Doctors on Call MD-TV Weekly radio show on WAJR-FM Public presentations COEWH web site HSC marketing office CANCER hotline Drug Information Center

15 Community Outreach Working to improve the health status of 950,000 West Virginia women


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