Penn Nursing

Do you have a plan?

In Women's Health on April 6, 2010 at 11:50 am

This year’s International Congress on Women’s Health Issues has a plan. It sounds simple and easy to accomplish. It will look at urban planning with an eye to identifying potential paths for better supporting women’s health. But the devil is in the details, of course.

The plan will develop strategies for efficient delivery of health promotion, health education, and disease and injury prevention guidelines for urban women everywhere.

The final piece of the plan is to get the word out – become the town crier – let people know about the recommendations for urban women’s health. That includes key players in the global health, urban planning and urban finance fields. And then move to action.

Does this sound like hard work? It sure is. An idea does not become a plan until it’s communicated far and wide. A policy does not emerge until all the partners have signed off and moved it forward.

Will it take a long time? We hope not because women’s health issues worldwide are reaching a crisis and have no more time to waste.

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