The Well-Woman Project (WWP) is a joint effort of the University of Illinois School of Public Health (UIC-SPH) and CityMatCH. While as a result of the ACA, the preventive health or Well-Woman Visit is covered through many insurance plans and Medicaid, there are disparities in utilization of these services. In addition, even when women have access to preventive care, there are everyday realities that affect their ability to be healthy or Well-Women. The Well-Woman Project aims to gain an understanding of the barriers women face seeking preventive care as well as the realities of their lives that prevent them from being Well-Women. Most importantly, the WWP includes an essential and innovative component to this attempt at understanding: women’s voices.
Learn more about the project, including descriptions of barriers, themes and recommendations, and stories of women's health experiences from around the country. You can start by watching the Well-Woman Project Learning Network Webinar.
General Project Resources
City Women's Health Profiles
This toolkit contains resources developed by the project and collected from other trusted sources. However, a toolkit is not useful unless the tools are organized and easily accessible based on need.
To ensure that you find "the right information at the right time," we have organized materials following a conceptual model, below, of concentric circles of support. Resources for women form the core of this model; followed by resources to support providers who participate in the Well-Woman Visit; and finally resources for health departments and communities that form the systems that support both women and providers. Resources that address the 13 barriers to well-woman care are organized by these groups; you can also access additional resources for each group.
To access resources, use the links at the top of the page or in the left-hand navigation.
Learn more about how to address 13 identified barriers to well-woman care using the Three R's—the Response, Recommendations, and Resources.
You can access additional resources through the navigation at the left or by clicking the images and links below.
At the center of this toolkit are Resources that directly support women by addressing barriers they face seeking preventive care as well as the realities of their lives that prevent them from being Well-Women.
Providers interact directly with women for preventive care and in addressing issues when they arise. These resources support providers during the Well-Woman Visit and beyond.
An overarching infrastructure is necessary to support both women themselves and the providers who serve them. These resources support a systems approach to Well-Woman Care.