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

It’s Time to Eliminate the Harmful Hyde Amendment!

On July 8, the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) joined Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Diana DeGette (D-CO); over 70 other Congressional champions; and more than 50 organizational allies to celebrate the introduction of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act. This visionary legislation would end bans … 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