The National Center of Excellence (NCoE) in Women’s Health is a program of Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The Center’s mission is to improve the health of Indiana women and their families through collaboration, outreach and education.
The work of this center is making a significant impact on population health in Indiana. Through the Making Healthy Choices program, just one of many programs at the center, about 6,000 women have received free health screenings. This has led to an 85 percent increase in contraceptive and cardiovascular knowledge and a 78 percent connection rate between women and community resources, such as medical, nutrition and insurance resources. Most program participants (65 percent) in the follow-up program made a positive behavior change.