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SWHR Releases Statement on NIH Director Retirement Announcement

October 5, 2021 — The Society for Women’s Health Research issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, will step down as the director of the National Institutes of Health by the end of the year. The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) congratulates Dr. Collins for his... Read more »

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The Complementary Nature of Federal Science Agencies in Advancing the Nation’s Health

As our nation looks to tackle both longstanding and new and emerging challenges, science entities across the federal government play a critical role in improving the health and wellness of the American people. These agencies play unique but complementary roles in maximizing research and development priorities and addressing cross-cutting science issues. Two of these entities... Read more »

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Medicaid Expansion: Providing Long-Term Care to New Mothers

Maternal mortality rates in the United States continue to grow, with widening disparities in outcomes for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Black, American Indian, and Alaska Native (AI/AN) women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women,... Read more »

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SWHR Submits Comments to Inform ORWH Women’s Health Consensus Conference

The Society for Women’s Health Research this week submitted comments in response to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) Request for Information: Inviting Comments to Inform the Women’s Health Consensus Conference (WHCC). The WHCC, which will take place in October 2021, is a congressionally mandated conference, with the... Read more »

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SWHR Statement on the Build Back Better Act

September 14, 2021 – The Society for Women’s Health Research issued the following statement in response to the House’s Markup of the Build Back Better Act, a human infrastructure plan. The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for its inclusion of provisions that will benefit women’s health in the... Read more »

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