PHILADELPHIA â€” The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, with the International Congress of Womenâ€™s Health Issues, will host â€ťCities and Womenâ€™s Health: Global Perspectives,â€ť Wednesday, April 7, through Saturday, April 10, on Pennâ€™s campus.
The Penn-ICOWHI 18th conference will explore womenâ€™s health and urban planning, using research in practice and policy, redesigning cities for active living, increasing access to health care, treating adolescent girls in high-risk environments, achieving policy goals, eliminating policy gaps that undermine womenâ€™s health and curbing intimate-partner violence.
Bringing together experts in urban design, health, health policy, law, social policy and education, the conference will address the many health issues facing inner-city women.
â€śBy gathering urban planning and health experts from every corner of the globe, this conference will host the most comprehensive conversation to date on how urban development affects women,â€ť Afaf Meleis, dean of Penn Nursing, said. â€ťWhen women are healthy, their communities are healthy and vice versa. We need to understand the challenges we face.â€ť
The Penn-ICOWHI conference is supported by the Office of the Provost at Penn and the Penn Institute for Urban Research.