The mission of the VCU Institute for Women’s Health is to promote standards of excellence in women’s health care, advance cutting-edge research, foster community engagement and collaboration, enhance women’s leadership and provide professional education toward the goal of improving the health of women across the lifespan.
The Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Women’s Health is a dynamic leader for the university’s collective efforts in women’s health and a national model of excellence.
The Institute promotes:
- empowerment of women in sustaining their own health and well-being
- a spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration and partnership
- attention to the needs of diverse, underserved and marginalized women
- advocacy on behalf of women and girls to influence policy and practice
- the fundamental role of women's health infamily and community health
- research that translates into evidence- based practice
- faculty growth through mentorship
Develop, support and facilitate interdisciplinary research including basic, clinical, behavioral, translational and community engaged research in women’s health and gender differences.
Create sustained partnerships with communities to provide state-of-the- art, culturally-relevant health information, services and research opportunities.
To develop culturally competent professional education programs in women’s health that improve the quality of health care and promote evidence-based decision-making.
To promote standards of excellence in comprehensive multidisciplinary women’s health care and support VCU as the premier women’s health service for the greater Richmond community.