UW-Madison Collaborative for Reproductive Equity

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Collaborative for Reproductive Equity, or UW CORE, is a campus-wide initiative focused on reproductive health research, healthcare access and delivery, policy evaluation, and communication to address critical needs in reproductive health and healthcare in Wisconsin.

CORE is led by Director Jenny Higgins, PhD, MPH,CORE Logo Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Director Amy Williamson, MPP, and a team of interdisciplinary researchers, trainees, and engagement and communications specialists.

From CORE’s website:

CORE’s mission:  CORE conducts and translates rigorous, interdisciplinary research to inform policies and programs so that all Wisconsin residents and families may live with reproductive autonomy–able to make decisions about their reproductive health and access needed services without interference or coercion.

CORE’s Vision:  All people in Wisconsin have unhindered access to the full range of high-quality, evidence-based reproductive health information and services. These services are easy to access and affordable to all. Services provided are inclusive, non-coercive, and consistent with principles of reproductive dignity.

CORE’s Goals:  Conduct high-quality, rigorous, policy-relevant, and community-engaged interdisciplinary research on reproductive health and healthcare in Wisconsin. Disseminate findings to inform and improve reproductive health programs and policies in Wisconsin.