Raising Women’s Voices

Update! Friday: Women’s health care White House roundtable

Posted in DC Reform, Grassroots, Older Women's Issues, Reproductive Health Care, Sexual health by raisingwomensvoices on June 8, 2009

Our fan!!

As mentioned last week, on Friday there was a White House-hosted roundtable on women’s issues in health care. Totally awesome. Cindy Pearson (executive director of the National Women’s Health Network and Raising Women’s Voices representative) was asked to be there and speak for women’s reproductive health care. The meeting was filmed and streamed live online. There were about 30 people there representing 25 or more organizations: some of those represented were the NWLC, National Partnership, ACOG, ANA, Feminist Majority, YWCA, Black Women’s Health Imperative, NAPAWF, National Council of La Raza, NFPRHA, PPFA, Women Heart, NBCC, National Ovarian Cancer Alliance, OWL, National Council of Women’s Organizations, Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, National Alliance of MCH Programs, NWHN, Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health, Society for Women’s Health Research, and the Columbia University School of Public Health.

Cindy was even able to give Raising Women’s Voices fans to Christina Tchen (White House Director of Public Liaison), Neera Tanden (Senior Advisor to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Health Reform), and Nancy-Ann DeParle (head of the White House Office of Health Reform). Pretty awesome!


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