Gender Equity in Medical Research (GEM)
Studies show that many women do not get appropriate preventive or urgent care due to a lack of research, education, and awareness about women's health and gender health differences. Physicians and patients need to be educated in order for women to be better diagnosed and treated. Research dedicated to the study of women's health is essential to help save lives and reshape the healthcare system to become more responsive to the health and needs of women.
Join our national campaign to educate and drive policy change through our Gender Equity in Medical Research (GEM) Initiative›
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Women's Preventive Health
Preventive health promotes wellness, disease prevention, early detection – empowering women and men with knowledge to make appropriate and informed medical decisions for themselves and their families. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, new resources are available for optimal health. Urge your Representatives to cosponsor the Women's Preventive Health Awareness Campaign. Learn more about how Hadassah promotes healthy living and participate in Every Beat Counts: Hadassah's Heart Health Program™. Be your own best advocate!
ADVOCATE: Women's Preventive Health›
Tragically, slavery remains a modern-day reality for an estimated 27 million people worldwide—including an epidemic of human trafficking within the United States. This crime has been reported in all 50 states, with California, Texas, Florida and New York leading the others. Congress is considering legislation to help in the fight, and it must continue this momentum. Urge your legislators to take action and contact your local chapter about local opportunities to help change these heartbreaking statistics.
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Affordable Child Care
Lack of access to quality, affordable child care is a major barrier to work-life balance and financial stability for women and families. In poorer families, child care can cost up to 55% of the family income. This issue can affect multiple generations, as grandparents and other relatives are frequently relied upon to provide child care when other options are unaffordable or unavailable. Tell your legislators that quality, affordable child care is a necessity.
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