Advocate, Educate, Train, Empower
Our health education and community outreach interventions are low-cost, high impact approaches that empower women to make informed choices about healthcare. Informed women are equipped with the ability to make healthy decisions, improving health outcomes for themselves and their families. We work with local partners to develop and facilitate successful educational outreach programs.
The Womancare Model
Magee Womancare International operates under Magee-Womens Hospital’s “Womancare” philosophy, which focuses on the unique attributes of each woman and places her at the center of the health care delivery system. This model strives to create a “hospital without walls” facilitated by MWI.
We accomplish this by:
our commitment to treat a woman with dignity, empower her through education, and bring comprehensive and appropriate care into communities;
integration of clinical, support and psychological services with an emphasis on wellness, illness/disease, prevention and education;
expanded access and convenience through provision of a variety of health services and educational programs;
partnerships with other healthcare providers for complimentary services to expand service access and eliminate duplication; and
provision of services in community locations with linkage to the Hospital’s clinical departments and medical staff for more specialized care.
Our Collaborative Approach
MWI collaborates with community stakeholders to develop solutions and programs that address pressing health care issues and disparities. We are dedicated to promoting safe, modern, dignified, and culturally appropriate health care for women and their families around the world.
MWI has networked with more than 30 women’s health education centers that offer programs in preventative health to more than 100,000 women and girls annually and supported centers by providing original educational health brochures, instructional videos, leadership training for health professionals, and a nonprofit management training curriculum. Locally, MWI focuses on programs and initiatives to serve minority, immigrant, refugee, and other under-served populations.
Programs and Initiatives
Magee Womancare International continues to support its mission by implementing several high-priority projects around the world and at home in Pittsburgh.
- maternal and fetal health care
- women, infant, and family health care
- vaccines and disease prevention
- African American infant mortality rate disparity in Allegheny County
- patient navigation services
- refugee health and stabilization in Moscow, Russia
- health systems change: delivering culturally appropriate medical services to immigrants, refugees, and minorities in Allegheny County
- The Full Circle Program: Culturally & Linguistically Competent Breast Health Navigation, Mammogram Support, & Reminder System
- Youth Leadership and Teacher Professional Development Program with Bosnia and Herzegovina (YLP BiH 2016-2017)
- identifying and responding to human trafficking, training for medical staff and professionals
- open world leadership – international leadership exchanges for medical professionals
- NGO capacity development in the health care industry
in-person and virtual international exchanges
educational community outreach
training community health educators
cultural competency training and consultation
leadership and capacity building workshops and trainings