NWHN in Action – March/April 2018

Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) In December, congressional Republicans passed a deficit-busting tax giveaway for corporations and the ultra-wealthy that was funded, in part, by making health insurance unaffordable for millions of families. By repealing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate to buy health insurance, the bill will trigger spikes in 2019 premiums; 13 million … Continued

NWHN in Action – September/October 2017

Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) In May, we updated you about our bi-directional role in the national coalition that emerged late last year to protect Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As part of that role, we share national strategy, talking points, and materials with our 30 regional coordinators in 28 states, and help them … Continued

NWHN in Action – May/June 2017

Thanks to our members’ generous support, the NWHN is able to work on all fronts — advocating, collaborating, and educating in order to advance women’s health. Here are some highlights of our work in the last few months.    

NWHN in Action – January/February 2017

Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) for the Health Care We Need Before the election, Executive Director Cindy Pearson presented RWV’s Medicaid waivers research brief (www.tinyurl.com/RWVresearch) and community organizing Toolkit (www.tinyurl.com/RWVtoolkit) at the American Public Health Association (APHA) conference in Denver. Now, in the face of a hostile Congress and incoming administration, the need to bolster public … Continued

NWHN in Action – September/October 2016

To better reflect the work we do here at the NWHN, the Program Department recently changed its name to the Policy Advocacy Department, but the mission and the team remain the same. Director Sarah Christopherson, Coordinator Christina Cherel, and RWV Regional Field Manager Cecilia Sáenz Becerra have been hard at work on our three principal … Continued

NWHN in Action – May/June 2016

Also in the May/June issue you will read about some of our Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) Regional Coordinators, and our most exciting RWV news: the launch of Cover our Families: A Community Organizing & Advocacy Toolkit! But that’s not the only area where we’ve been hard at work. In the spring, RWV released a research … Continued

NWHN in Action – January/February 2016

Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) for the Health Care We Need Cecilia Sáenz Becerra, the RWV Regional Field Manager, works with RWV’s network of 31 regional coordinators to build states’ support for Medicaid Expansion, advocate for policies that support access to comprehensive reproductive health services, and ensure that women know how to enroll and use their … Continued

NWHN in Action – September/October 2015

Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) for the Health Care We Need We celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in King v. Burwell, which upheld the constitutionality of subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)…and now we’re working to make sure that all women can get the coverage and services they need. Our field organizer Cecilia Sáenz … Continued

NWHN in Action – May/June 2015

Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need On March 4th, Network staff braved the cold and rain to rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court and voice their support for health insurance subsidies. That was the day the Court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a critically important threat to the … Continued

NWHN in Action – September/October 2014

By Goldie Heidi Gider, Director of Advancement What’s at stake? This is the question we often hear about health care coverage, drug safety, and safe abortion care. The answer: women’s lives! Thanks to our members’ generous support, the Network works on all fronts — advocating, collaborating, and educating to advance women’s health. Here are some … Continued