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.
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Upcoming Policy Events
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Past Events › Policy
SWHR convened a congressional briefing featuring a moderated panel discussion that addressed the current state of endometriosis research, as well as policy considerations aﬀecting a woman’s diagnosis, treatment, and access to quality care.
Americans want better, less expensive health care coverage. They also want the most cutting-edge treatments. The goals can seem at odds. Is there any way to have both? The Atlantic convened a discussion with policymakers, health experts, and economists about how to move forward – and ensure that patients receive the best care possible. Watch Now
America today is markedly more diverse than at any other time in history. Sex, gender, identity, race, ethnicity - old stereotypes are fading. But barriers still exist - in society, politics, at school, in the office and the board room. Social, political and corporate barriers continue to reinforce endemic inequities. Yet societies, organizations and firms that resist diversification make themselves vulnerable to competitors who are more nimble and adept, because of their diversity. Corporate leaders are recognizing the dangers of…
Join the Food and Drug Law Institute to learn the essentials of drug and device law and how to engage with FDA to better support your organization’s advocacy efforts. For this two-day program, FDLI brings together law, industry, and FDA experts with deep advocacy experience to equip patient organizations with an understanding of the legal framework and strategies available for interacting with the agency. Case studies will illustrate the opportunities for engagement and legal challenges facing patient organizations, industry, and…
Annual Women’s Veterans Lunch Briefing: Improving Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Women Veterans
Women’s Congressional Policy Institute and Disabled American Veterans in cooperation with Congresswomen Brenda Lawrence and Debbie Lesko Co-Chairs, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues Congresswomen Madeleine Dean and Jenniffer González-Colón Vice-Chairs, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues SPEAKERS: Lisa K. Kearney, PhD, ABPP, Acting Deputy Director – Suicide Prevention, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Department of Veterans Affairs Major April Harris (ret), United States Army, featured in HBO documentary, “We Are Not Done Yet” Ms. April S. Price, Combat…
This discussion on the intersection between maternal health and women’s mental health across the life course is designed to drive change on this very important issue.
NEHI will convene leading payers, biopharmaceutical manufacturers, and patient advocates on Capitol Hill to consider “The Next Generation of Value-Based Arrangements: What Are the Stakes for Patients?”
Hosted by the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management, the summit will highlight the benefits of integrated pain care and the barriers patients face in accessing it, as well as ideas to begin removing those access challenges.
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Building Consumer Confidence by Empowering FDA to Improve Cosmetic Safety."
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.