Hadassah

Women's Health Empowerment Summit

The Coalition for Women's Health Equity's

Women's Health Empowerment Summit

Educate. Advocate. Legislate.

presented by Hadassah

May 17, 2017 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | Washington, DC
The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001

The power of women is undeniable. Join policymakers, thought leaders, and fellow women’s health champions during National Women’s Health Week for the inaugural Women's Health Empowerment Summit.

We encourage all who are interested in advancing women's health to attend. Together, we will create action steps to further women's health equity—from prevention and diagnosis, to treatment and cure. Lunch by Wolfgang Puck Catering.

Summit Planning Committee: American Heart Association; Black Women's Health Imperative; Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America; HealthyWomen; National Partnership for Women and Families; Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health; WomenAgainstAlzheimer's; and WomenHeart.

The summit will feature policy briefings from government and issue experts about the Affordable Care Act and women's health policy, and first-hand testimonials from patients, caregivers, and medical professionals. Hear about scientific advances and innovation, gender and racial disparities in research and health outcomes, financial implications of disease, and the direct impact of our policy and advocacy work.

Tentative Agenda:

10:00 - 10:30 am:
Keynote speakers
10:30 am - 12:00 pm:
Panels covering the legislative landscape, economics of health, and more
12:00 - 1:00 pm:
Networking and lunch by Wolfgang Puck
1:00 - 2:00 pm:
Interactive discussion and coordinated calls to action.


The Coalition for Women's Health Equity — a broad coalition of women's, health, and faith organizations launched in 2016 — promotes policies to address inequities in quality of care, funding and support, and gaps in women's health awareness.
Learn more about the Coalition for Women's Health Equity.

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); Healthy Women; 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; Preeclampsia Foundation; 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.

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