March 28, 2022

Women’s Health Policy Agenda Expands Focus Areas for 2022

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) recently launched its Women’s Health Policy Agenda for 2022. Outlining the policy priorities of SWHR across five key areas—public health, research and clinical trials, lifespan issues, coverage and access, and the biomedical research workforce—the Policy Agenda builds off SWHR’s inaugural Policy Agenda and aims to serve as a roadmap to advance the health and well-being of women in 2022 and beyond.

The coming year represents tremendous opportunity in women’s health. Not only is there opportunity to draw from lessons learned during the COVID-19 public health crisis and consider the unique health needs of women in the broader context of public health, but there is also ample opportunity to evaluate and meet women’s needs over the course of their lifespans. For that reason, in developing the 2022 Policy Agenda, SWHR reflected on where there was space to move women’s health forward and close critical care and research gaps.

In 2022, SWHR added the following policy priorities to its Agenda:

Read more about these and SWHR’s other priorities in the 2022 Women’s Health Policy Agenda. We welcome your thoughts on these and other spaces as we collectively seek to make women’s health mainstream.

Please email SWHR Chief Advocacy Officer Lindsey Horan if you have feedback on the agenda or if you would like to share items for consideration for next year’s agenda.