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Active Women's Health Initiative

We are a group of researchers, clinicians, and professionals who are working together to improve the health of girls and women through research, outreach, and educational efforts.


The mission of the Active Women's Health Initiative (AWHI) is to optimize health and promote physical activity and wellness for girls and women across the lifespan


  • Opportunities to educate, inspire, and encourage girls and women to engage in a lifetime of activity
  • Community partnerships to facilitate growth and enhance success of this initiative
  • Unique physical activity and injury prevention needs for girls and women
  • Safe environments for girls and women in physical activity and sport

Research Focus

  • Investigate relationships among musculoskeletal injury history, aging, health behaviors, and quality of life
  • Develop programs to enhance health knowledge and personal health awareness for girls and women
  • Implement evidence-based physical activity promotion interventions for girls, women, and families
  • Understand and reduce the sex-related differences in sport injury rates
  • ​Identify sex-specific injury prevention and injury recovery protocols