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Ambassadors for Change Program: The goals of the Ambassador for Change program are to: 1. Increase the number of health professionals, including allied health professionals, trained to work with underserved and diverse women and to increase their leadership and advocacy skills. 2. Increase the number of women, including American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, who pursue health careers and increase the leadership skills and opportunities for women in the community and for women faculty in academic settings. 3. Eliminate health disparities for women who are underserved due to age, gender, race/ethnicity, education,income,or disabilities. 4. Reduce the fragmentation of women's health services and access barriers by using a framework that coordinates and integrates comprehensive health services. Comprehensive health services include gender and age-appropriate preventive services and allied health professionals on the service delivery team. 5. Increase the women's health knowledge base by conducting gender-based research and/or by involving the community in identifying and conducting research related to and responsive to the health needs and issues of concern to underserved and minority women in the target community. 6. Empower women, especially underserved and minority women, as health care consumers and decision-makers. The Ambassadors for Change must continue to: (1) Develop and/or strengthen a framework to bring together a comprehensive array of services for women; (2) train a cadre of diverse health care providers that include allied health professionals and community health workers; (3) promote leadership/career development for diverse women in the health professions, including allied health professions and community health workers, and women/girls in the community; (4) enhance public education and outrech activities in women's health with an emphasis on gender-specific and age-appropriate prevention and/or reduction of illness or injuries that appear controllable through increased knowledge that leads to a modification of behavior; (5) participate in any national evaluation of the CoE and/or CCOE program; (6) conduct basic, clinical and/or community-based research in women's health; and (7) provide advice and guidance to other organizations interested in learning more about the OWH CoE and CCOE programs. At a minimum, each Ambassador for Change awardee must maintain a physically-identifiable clinical care center for the delivery of comprehensive, interdisciplinary health care that includes gender and age-appropriate preventive services for women. The clinical care center must have permanent signage that identifies it as a National Center of Excellence in Women's Health or a National Community Center of Excellence in Women's Health supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The clinical care center must be devoted to women-friendly, women-centered, women-relevant care delivered from a multidisciplinary, holistic, and culturally and linguistically appropriate perspective. The clinical care center must also have a women's health clinical intake form, referral and tracking system, and procedures for identifying and counting the women served by the program and for tracking the cost of services provided to women who receive interdisciplinary care through the program. Sites must be able to differentiate the services provided to women counted as CoE or CCOE patients compared to other patients.
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Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants are OWH funded National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health (CoE) whose funding ends in September 2006 without remaining option years and National Community Centers of Excellence in Women's Health (CCOE) programs whose funding ends in September 2006. The purpose of this award is to continue, at a reduced level of effort, those CoEs or CCOEs that were funded by the DHHS Office on Women's Health (OWH).