Science must drive policy because policy drives change.
SWHR develops and champions public policy concepts that are grounded in science in order to improve women’s health.
Policy Advisory Council members work collaboratively to develop policy positions, promote research, and create informative materials designed to improve women’s health.
SWHR engages on issues related to coverage and access policy, regulatory policy, and scientific policy. Learn more about our public policy positions in these areas.
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Fact Sheets, Policy Engagement, Publications
The Society for Women's Health Research developed the policy brief, "Prioritizing Federal Research on Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases and Conditions," to discuss the state of autoimmune disease research funding and highlight how robust and sustained for this research could improve our understanding of disease pathology and inform the development of improved diagnostic tools and new treatments and interventions.
Access, Fact Sheets, Policy Engagement, Publications
The Society for Women's Health Research developed the policy brief, "Issues Affecting Health Care Coverage and Access for Women with Autoimmune Diseases," to highlight how certain coverage policies, such as prior authorization and step therapy, can affect women and their health care providers and shares policy recommendations that could improve outcomes.
Access, Policy Engagement
SWHR provided feedback to the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) in response to its Draft Evidence Report assessing the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of emerging anti-amyloid monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. READ THE Letter