Congressional Briefing: From Prevention to Cure
Understanding the Impact of Gender Inequity in Health
On May 12, the Coalition for Women's Health Equity hosted its first congressional briefing in Washington, DC, bringing together Coalition members, Capitol Hill staff, and women's health experts to address risks, research, and key legislative recommendations around women's health equity. Hadassah convened the growing Coalition for Women’s Health Equity to create a well-coordinated, unified force to advocate for women’s health equity. Watch video clips of our inspiring speakers below, then spread the word about #HealthEquity4Her.
"I am delighted that we can introduce our coalition in the nation's capital at such an appropriate time. We are here to address an issue that represents one of the most consequential and, at the same time, one of the most hidden vestiges of gender discrimination today."WATCH ›
“Women and men experience diseases differently and women have been dangerously understudied. Understanding sex differences is critical to providing correct diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases.”WATCH ›
"Black women are inherently strong, resilient and passionate about our health. We are not defined by disease, obesity and poverty. Research must incorporate the lived experiences of Black women."WATCH ›
"One in three women die of cardiovascular disease in the United States; we need to combat this through education, research and evidence-based treatments."WATCH ›
"Health equity means striving together to achieve the best possible reality for all; I want to stop misdiagnosis and disparities to effectively reduce the burden of heart disease in women."
“Women, mothers in particular, are the cornerstone of family health…If we really want to improve healthy outcomes in this great country of ours, then we need to do more to achieve gender equity in health education and health research. This briefing is a promising start.”WATCH ›
“Women’s health equity is a civil rights issue. It’s a discrimination issue. It’s an economic issue. It’s a research issue. It’s an access issue, and it is a government funding issue. And for many women, the lack of health equity is, in fact, a death sentence. But it does not have to be.”WATCH ›