Center of Excellence in Women's Health

The Center for Excellence in Women’s Health (COE) is a multidisciplinary group focused on enhancing overall health and wellness for women. Our goal is to empower women of all ages with the knowledge to improve their health and the health of their families. The work of the CoE is based on:

  • Respect, caring, compassion, and integrity
  • Being non-competitive, non-hierarchical, and collaborative
  • Evidence-based practices

We are supported in part by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Office of the VP for Health Sciences, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, DHHS Office on Women’s Health, and the Office of Research on Women’s Health.

The 7 Domains of Women’s Health

Everything we do is based on our philosophy that health is not just physical health, but psychological/emotional, environmental, sociocultural, intellectual, economic, and spiritual – an approach we sum up as “The 7 Domains of Health”.

We promote these domains through information, research, education, outreach programs and clinical care. The CoE provides a great opportunity for people with similar philosophies to network and share and develop great projects together.


The Utah's Women’s Health Update

The Utah's Women's Health Update is a multidisciplinary publication with the aim of regional reporting on issues impacting womens health in Utah and the Intermountain West. 

The goal of this publication is to update knowledge surrounding Women’s health issues in our community and to create a tool that can be used to improve health in Utah for years to come. This could also serve as a model for other states in bringing together interdisciplinary researchers, public health practitioners and women’s health advocates to collaborate on a publication that focus on regional health issues.   The broad spectrum of articles also highlights that health is more than one dimension—and that thinking of health in these multiple dimensions more accurately portrays the women’s health challenges in public health.