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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Policy Engagement, Regulatory
SWHR submitted comments to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on a Request for Information (RFI) on Clinical Research Infrastructure and Emergency Clinical Trials. To enhance the U.S. clinical trial infrastructure, SWHR encouraged OSTP to ensure the inclusion of pregnant and lactating populations in clinical trials, to enhance representation of underrepresented... Read more »
Access, Policy Engagement
SWHR sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging both chambers to come together swiftly to pass fiscal year 2023 appropriations legislation, with initiatives that could improve women's health across the lifespan.
Policy Engagement, Publications
The Autoimmune Diseases Policy Agenda is intended to serve as a roadmap outlining key areas of policy need to improve autoimmune-related outcomes for women.