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Domestic Advocacy

Join us in advocating for the health and well-being of women. Put your Jewish values into action and help us build a healthier, safer and more equitable world.  Learn more about Hadassah's domestic advocate agenda, and take action on a wide range of women's health, reproductive rights, and economic security issues. 

Gender Equity in Medical Research (GEM)

Medical research, diagnostic tools, and treatments are frequently based on male physiology — leading to misdiagnosis and compromised health care for women.

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Women's Preventive Health

Four in ten women are unaware of services covered by the new health care laws. Support the Women's Preventive Health Awareness Campaign Act!

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Human Trafficking

Trafficking is a scourge that affects every city and community in the U.S., and women and minors are the most vulnerable.

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Affordable Child Care

Most children under under five receive care from someone other than a parent. For many families, however, this is a significant financial burden.

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Build relationships with elected officials. Hadassah members train in the basics of lobbying, and then get up and go. Spend a Day on the Hill in Washington, D.C., meet with Members of Congress and staff, and receive briefings from government agencies and foreign embassies. If you who cannot leave town, you can meet with your US Representatives or Senators in their regional offices, on a Day in the District program. Or, participate in a Date with the State and lobby your state-level officials about matters of importance to women and the Jewish community.

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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!

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Human Trafficking

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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