Date Developed: 2012. Source: North Carolina Institute for Public Health. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Advanced. Length: 40 minutes.
This training discusses various frameworks that inform an integrated systems approach to addressing the physical and mental health needs of women in a holistic manner. It is the third training in a six-part series designed for those public health and/or mental health professionals who oversee health programs and services for adolescent girls and women of reproductive age. It is strongly recommended that users complete the modules in the series in sequence. To see a complete listing for the series please go to the Training Series section of this site.
The Women's Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) Online Training Series focuses on key components of an integrated approach to promoting the health of women during late adolescence and throughout the child-bearing years. This training series arose from the need for practice-based tools that advance multi-disciplinary partnership, community engagement and using evidence-based approaches grounded in proven theoretical models.
Women's Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) was a training grant funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the Bureau of Health Professions in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in 2010-13 with a partnership between the NC Institute for Public Health and the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health at the UNC School of Medicine. The project focused on promoting integrative community approaches to optimize mental and physical health among adolescents and women of reproductive age.
• Describe how health behaviors result from a complex interaction of factors-biological, cultural, economic and political.
• Describe three frameworks that serve as guides for designing and implementing a comprehensive approach to women’s wellness.
• Describe how a public health framework may be applied to optimize mental health strategies to improve the health of individuals and populations.
Note that the WISH modules have been archived on the MCH Navigator website and are all available from a single landing page. To access each module, scroll down the page and click on the drop-down link to see the video.