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Indianapolis, IN
United States of America



Center of Wellness for Urban Women, Inc.

Center of Wellness for Urban Women, Inc (CWUW) empowers women and their families living in urban communities to take an active role in improving their health and well-being through education, advocacy, care, and prevention.

 7 Dimensions of Wellness

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How do we plan to empower women and their families?

Through individual and community based programs, CWUW engages women in learning how to improve their health by recognizing and addressing social determinants of health and personal health decisions which may eliminate health disparities for women and increase self-efficacy.  

What are Social Determinants of Health?

"Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks." - Healthy People 2020

To address the social determinants of health, we believe in empowering women to learn to maintain the 7 dimensions of Wellness through various interventions and programs including both traditional and alternative therapies, gardening, nutrition counseling, cooking demonstrations, yoga, walking programs and more.  Developing a CULTURE OF HEALTH and WELL-BEING is the goal.

Check out this note on our Facebook page to see why urban health is so important.


Women's Health In Indiana

On average, about 23 women die from heart disease and stroke in Indiana each day

Nearly 59.5% of women in Indiana are obese  and overweight

43.7% of women in Indiana report poor mental health


How many served in 2014

Last year CWUW reached 125 women through our programs.  We conducted our 7 Dimensions of Wellness program at Indianapolis Health Start and with the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana.  We implemented a new garden empowerment program called SPROUT funded by the Indy Food Fund.  

In 2015, we will partner with Indy Parks for our Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better conducting yoga, zumba, and nutritional workshops.  We will continue our partnership with Indianapolis Health Start providing 7 Dimensions of Wellness education and our garden will be in full swing!

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