policy events

SWHR hosts congressional briefings and other policy-focused events on a variety of women’s health and research-related subjects.

Attended by congressional staff, federal agency personnel, and advocacy group representatives, these events inform attendees about issues important to women’s health. SWHR’s Policy Advisory Council also meets quarterly to discuss current policies affecting women’s health and SWHR’s positions and engagement in these areas.

Upcoming Policy Events

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August 2022

Making the Call for MCH: Exploring the Maternal Mental Health Hotline and the 988 Crisis Lifeline

Hosted by AMCHP

Please join AMCHP & ASTHO for this virtual learning session as part of the PRISM learning community! This national webinar will explore the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline, the 988 Suicide Prevention Crisis Lifeline, and opportunities for public health agencies to partner to promote their success and support MCH populations' mental health and wellbeing. Panelists include: Dr. John Draper, Executive Vice President, National Networks, Vibrant Emotional Health & Executive Director, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Dawn Levinson, Behavioral Health Lead, Division…

August 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Why Should I Think about Joining a Clinical Trial?

This Zoom webinar, at 6 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, will feature Dr. Adolfo Diaz Duque of UT Health San Antonio and Dr. Bárbara Segarra-Vázquez of the University of Puerto Rico to help health care professionals and the Latino public understand clinical trial processes, explore trials as treatment options, and share testimonials of real Latinos who have benefited from trials.

August 17 @ 7:00 pm EDT

September 2022

SWHR Policy Advisory Council Meeting

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR’s Policy Advisory Council will meet for its quarterly closed-door meeting. The Policy Advisory Council is a forum for industry, nonprofit, and other health care stakeholders to partner with SWHR to support emerging scientific research and public policy that will improve women’s health. Council members will have an opportunity to work collaboratively to develop policy positions, promote research, and create materials designed benefit women’s health. LEARN MORE

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

WOMEN’S HEALTH INNOVATION SUMMIT 2022

Hosted by Kisaco Research

The Women's Health Innovation Summit is accelerating innovation, investment, research and partnerships, to improve the access and quality of healthcare for women worldwide. Now in its fourth year, the Summit is delighted to be reconvening face-to-face in Boston this September for its biggest industry-leading networking event to date. Past annual summits’ have succeeded in addressing and bringing awareness to a wide range of verticals, challenges and unmet needs for women and their health. Building on this, the team will be…

September 29 - September 30

October 2022

Gender and Health: Impacts of Structural Sexism, Gender Norms, Relational Power Dynamics, and Gender Inqualities

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

Workshop objectives include: Review definitions and conceptual frameworks commonly used to study structural sexism, gender norms, relational power dynamics, and gender inequities in health. Examine issues in measurement and methods to evaluate structural sexism, gender norms, relational power dynamics, and gender inequities. Identify modifiable factors and points of intervention to mitigate health disparities based in structural sexism, gender norms, relational power dynamics, and gender inequities. Highlight interventions (evidence-based practices, promising practices, etc.) and targeting different levels (e.g., socioecological, multilevel frameworks)…

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

November 2022

SWHR Policy Advisory Council Meeting

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR’s Policy Advisory Council will meet for its quarterly closed-door meeting. The Policy Advisory Council is a forum for industry, nonprofit, and other health care stakeholders to partner with SWHR to support emerging scientific research and public policy that will improve women’s health. Council members will have an opportunity to work collaboratively to develop policy positions, promote research, and create materials designed benefit women’s health. LEARN MORE

November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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