See the YouTube Video of the fashion show at this year's  African Women's Health Fair. . . 



Committee membership is voluntary and open to interested members of the department under leadership of a committee chair appointed by the Chair of the OB/GYN Department. Members include: OB/GYN Department providers (physicians and nurse practitioners from community and faculty practices); nursing; social services; administrative staff; and a Family Medicine and Community Health staff liaison. Click for current member list and contacts.

Community Outreach


Women’s Health Community Engagement Committee



Empowering women and promoting

health by enhancing positive connections

between the community and

UMass Memorial women’s health



The Women’s Health Community Engagement Committee was reorganized in 2009-2010 as part of the OB.GYN Department Strategic Planning Initiative. The original charge to the committee was enhancement of community health through a variety of mechanisms, such as identifying current community interactions, health needs, and health resources; facilitating new and on-going interactions, and documenting the department’s work.



1. Identify current key social service and community health organizations and services inside and outside of UMMMC, and their support needs.

2. Annually designate priority community problem areas related to women’s health as a focus for departmental engagement.

3. Centralize access to information regarding community activities and interests of department members.

4. Improve access to information related to community health resources and activities for the public and providers.

5. Stimulate on-going connections, engagement, communication, outcome assessment.


HOME_2011 Priorities

1. African Women's Health Care
2. Preconception Counseling 



















Obstetrics & Gynecology
UMASS Memorial Medical Center
Memorial Campus
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01605