Coalition for Women's Health Equity
The Coalition for Women's Health Equity advocates for gender equity in medical prevention, research, funding, and quality of care; and raises awareness about how health inequities adversely affect women and families throughout the United States. 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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Women’s Health Empowerment Summit
On May 16, in Washington, DC, the Coalition hosted its annual Summit focusing on the current legislative landscape and new perspectives on women's health at all ages. The event featured policymakers, issue experts, first hand testimonials, and calls to action. Learn more, watch summit videos, and visit the photo gallery.
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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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