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Coalition for Women's Health Equity

The Coalition for Women's Health Equity promotes policies to address inequities in quality of care, funding and support, and gaps in women's health awareness. A lack of women's health equity not only impacts the well-being of American women now, but for generations to come.  

Understanding Women's Health Equity

Women and men often present different symptoms for the same diseases and react differently to certain drugs, medical devices, and treatments. Gender disparities in medicine—among research subjects, and in health care access and delivery—put women at risk for misdiagnoses, ineffective treatments and compromised care.
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About the Coalition

In response to these pervasive gender disparities throughout the healthcare system, Hadassah convened the Coalition for Women's Health Equity with the mission to create a well-coordinated and unified force to advocate for women’s health equity—from prevention and diagnosis, to treatment and cure.
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Coordinated Action

The Coalition promotes policies to address gender equity in medical prevention, research, and treatment, and raises awareness about how the lack of equity adversely affects women and families throughout the United States. 
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Meet the Coalition

Coalition members represent a wide variety of the nation’s most prominent organizations including those working towards female empowerment, equitable healthcare access, civil rights, and more. Participation is open and will continue to grow.  
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Coalition Members

Alzheimer's Association of America, American Association of University Women; American Heart Association; Black Women's Health Imperative; Breast Cancer Fund; Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America (convener); Institute for Women's Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine; Jewish Women International; National Association of Nurse Practitioners Women's Health; National Council of Jewish Women; National Organization for Women; National Partnership for Women & Families; National Women’s Law Center; National Women's Political Caucus; Planned Parenthood Federation of America; Society for Women's Health Research; Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) Alliance; Vision 2020; WomenAgainstAlzheimer's and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.

Understanding Women's Health Equity

The issue of gender equity in all aspects of health is active and urgent.

Women and men often present different symptoms for the same diseases and react differently to certain drugs, medical devices, and treatments. Gender disparities in medicine—among research subjects, and in health care access and delivery—put women at risk for misdiagnoses, ineffective treatments and compromised care.

Heart disease, for example, is the number one killer of women, and yet only one third of cardiac research subjects are women. Studies also show that medical providers are more likely to ascribe women’s pain symptoms to stress or psychological causes, as opposed to men who receive diagnoses for physical or neurological conditions.

Learn more about the members of the Coalition for Women’s Health and how each of our work contributes to the fight for women’s health equity.

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

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Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

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