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Bowers- SYNChronicity Connecting to Change to Advance Community Health
Bowers- SYNChronicity Connecting to Change to Advance Community Health
Bowers- SYNChronicity Connecting to Change to Advance Community Health
Bowers- SYNChronicity Connecting to Change to Advance Community Health
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Bowers- SYNChronicity Connecting to Change to Advance Community Health

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Mary L. Bowers, US Department of Health and Human Services. …

Mary L. Bowers, US Department of Health and Human Services.
Office on Women’s Health
April 20, 2012

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  • STD Awareness Campaign for Teen Girls – primary audience 13 to 15 year old girls; goal to make sexual health relevant in their everyday realities Federal Partnerships for the STD Campaign- CDC, OAH, OPA, ACF, OMH, OHAPID Potential training of federal partners and grantees on relevance of Gender. HIV Prevention Gender Toolkit: Developing Gender Responsive HIV Prevention Strategies for US Women
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    • 1. Mar y L. Bowers Mar y.Bowers@hhs.govUS Depar tment of Health and Human Ser vices Of fice on Women’s Health April 20, 2012
    • 2. Office on Women’s Health VISION: All women and girls are healthier and have a better sense of well-being. MISSION: Provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex and gender-specific approaches. GOALS:  Develop and impact national health policy as it relates to women and girls  Develop, adapt, implement, evaluate, and replicate model programs on women’s and girls’ health  Educate, influence, and collaborate with health and human services organizations, health care professionals, and the public  Increase OWH’s organizational efficiency and performance
    • 3. ImplementationActivities STI Awareness Campaign for Teen Girls HIV Prevention Gender Toolkit: Developing Gender Responsive HIV Prevention Strategies for US Women NationalConference on HIV/AIDS and Violence Against Women Demonstration Projects
    • 4. Supporting the NHAS Collaborate with Federal Partners  Cross-training and gender-responsive approaches Engage Stakeholders  NASTAD, NCSD, SIECUS, DELTA SIGMA THETA, etc. Private-Public Partnership  National Council on Gender (underway) Objective Engagement – Women Leaders
    • 5. Supporting the NHASLocally Build Capacity and Provide Technical Assistance  Gender-responsive training to direct providers, and state and local health departments Develop Implementation Partners  Collaborate at the local level to serve the prevention, treatment and care needs of women and girls Engage Regional Coordinators in 10 HHS regions
    • 6. NHAS and You Build Formal Partnerships  Endorsed by leadership Identify and Remove Barriers for Sharing Information  Seamless client continuum of care (test, link, care, treatment) Shift Paradigm of Competition to Collaboration  Inclusion vs. Exclusion

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