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Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
Milken Institute School of Public Health
The George Washington University
950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC  20052
Liz Borkowski, MPH
Managing Director



The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health undertakes a diverse array of projects.  Click on the links below to learn more about our work.

Policy and Financing Issues for Preconception and Interconception Health

A special supplement to the journal Women's Health Issues, published by the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health of The George Washington University (GW) School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) and supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, describes how the nation can improve the health of women and infants with health reforms and more effective public policy.  

Free online access to all manuscripts in the Supplement (published November/December 2008) are available at the Women's Health Issues website:


The Health of Incarcerated Women

With funding from HRSA's Maternal Child Health Bureau, the Jacobs Institute published a theme issue in the July/August 2007 issue of Women's Health Issues on the health of incarcerated women.  For the release of the theme issue, Jacobs held a briefing to feature new research and evidence-based approaches to improving the health of incarcerated women. Information about the July 31, 2007 Stakeholder Briefing Meeting on "The Health of Incarcerated Women" can be found here: http://jiwh.org/content.cfm?sectionid=171

Women's Health Data Book
Dawn Misra, PhD, Editor

The Women's Health Data Book: A Profile of Women's Health in the United States offers the latest data and trends on the wide range of health issues that affect women across their life spans. Published by the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health and Kaiser Family Foundation, the Data Book is edited by Dawn Misra, PhD. This book addresses social and economic factors and provides up-to-date information on chronic conditions, reproductive health, mental health, violence, health behaviors, and access to and quality of health services received by women. Information is included on disparities in health status and access to care among subgroups of women, highlighting the populations of women who are at greatest risk.

State Profiles on Women's Health
Jacqueline A. Horton, ScD, Editor

State Profiles outlines the status of women's health in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. This comprehensive resource contains information on over 90 indicators of women's health and health status, ranging from family income and risk factors for illness to health care coverage and use of preventive services.

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