The seven projects selected will help advance patient care and improve accessibility and healthcare outcomes for women of all ages.


Prenatal Care Navigation Program

  • Lee Francis, MD, MPH & Amy Valukas, MPH
  • Erie Family Health Center


Biofeedback Therapy Improves Treatment Outcome and Quality of Life Scores in Women with Chronic Constipation or Fecal Incontinence

  • Katherine Hoak, PT, DPT, Shannon Jaronik, PT, DPT & Cynthia Sanderson, PT
  • Rehabilitation Services – Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital


Enhancing Behavioral Treatment for Women with Pelvic Floor Disorders

  • Kimberly S. Kenton, MD & James W. Griffith, PhD
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Domestic Violence Screening and Advocacy Project

  • Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC)
  • Stephanie Love-Patterson


Northwestern Medicine Mental Health First Aid Program

  • Community Health Services – Central DuPage Hospital
  • Karin Podolski, RN, MSN, MPH, MBA


Gender Responsive Trauma Informed Treatment for Justice Involved Women

  • Doreen D. Salina, PhD
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Well Women’s Health Initiative

  • Babs Waldman, MD, FACP
  • CommunityHealth