Active Women's Health Initiative

Empowering Kentucky Women To Pursue Physical Health And Wellness

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Mission 

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

Values

  • 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

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