Who we are

We are consumer activists supported by a national membership of thousands of individuals.

We shape policy and support consumer health decisions; monitor the actions of Federal regulatory and funding agencies, the health care industry, and the health professions; identify and expose health care abuses; and mobilize grassroots action for women’s health.

Our Mission

We improve the health of all women by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision-making.

Our Vision

We aspire to a just health system that reflects the needs of all women.

A Trusted Voice for Women

To safeguard our independence as a trusted voice on women's health, the NWHN chooses not to accept financial support from the pharmaceutical industry, medical device manufacturers, or insurance companies.

You touched my heart and reminded me why I donated to the NWHN long ago. It was a pamphlet in a community college library. It explained about breast lumps and most were benign. That gave me confidence & I never forgot to donate since then.

- Michelle, NWHN Member