Raising Women’s Voices

The Momnibus Act: Improving Black Maternal Health Outcomes by Increasing Doula and Midwifery Accessibility

By Kristen Batstone | Mar 29, 2021 | Comments Off on The Momnibus Act: Improving Black Maternal Health Outcomes by Increasing Doula and Midwifery Accessibility

The United States has a penchant for being different even when different isn’t necessarily better. Though midwives are widely recognized around the world as the primary source of maternal health care, they only account for 8% of U.S. birth workers.

Raising Women’s Voices Roundup

By Kalena Murphy | Mar 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Raising Women’s Voices Roundup

Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) has a special mission to engage women who are not often invited into health policy discussions, including women of color; low-income women; immigrant women; young women; women with disabilities; and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) community.

RWV Roundup 2021

By Kalena Murphy | Jan 5, 2021 | Comments Off on RWV Roundup 2021

A recap of our Raising Women’s Voices work and that of our regional coordinators

The NWHN’s Statement in Support of Racial Justice and Black Lives Matter 

By Evita Almassi | Jun 2, 2020 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s Statement in Support of Racial Justice and Black Lives Matter 

Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org or (202) 682-6240

NWHN in Action March/April 2020

By Sarah Christopherson | Feb 26, 2020 | Comments Off on NWHN in Action March/April 2020

What is the NWHN doing to fight for women’s rights? Read on to find out.

Women & the Opioid Epidemic: What Works and What Doesn’t 

By Maggie Gorini | Dec 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Women & the Opioid Epidemic: What Works and What Doesn’t 

The opioid crisis is big news these days, and with good reason. In 2017 alone, there were 70,237 drug overdose deaths, two-thirds of which involved opioids.i Accidental drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the U.S. among people under age 50.ii 

NWHN in Action- November/December 2019

By Sarah Christopherson | Oct 28, 2019 | Comments Off on NWHN in Action- November/December 2019

What is the NWHN doing to fight for women’s rights? Read on to find out.

Take Action: Congress Can Save Title X

By Sarah Christopherson | Aug 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Take Action: Congress Can Save Title X

On Monday, reproductive health clinics across the nation withdrew from the federal Title X program rather than submit plans for complying with the Trump administration’s radical new “gag” rule.

Two-Year Budget Deal a Win for Women’s Health? Not If We Lose Title X

By Sarah Christopherson | Aug 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Two-Year Budget Deal a Win for Women’s Health? Not If We Lose Title X

The appropriations process likely represents the best chance we have to overturn dangerous Trump rules eviscerating Title X.

NWHN in Action – May/June 2019

By Sarah Christopherson | May 24, 2019 | Comments Off on NWHN in Action – May/June 2019

What is the NWHN doing to fight for women’s rights? Read on to find out.