Raising Women’s Voices

Who We Are

Raising Women’s Voices is a national initiative to support quality, affordable health care for all. We are working to raise women’s voices for the health care we need. Our goal is to engage a broad array of women’s health advocates in local, state and national health reform discussions to ensure that women’s concerns will be addressed and the health care we get will truly be health care for all. For more about us and our initiatives, please see our website: www.raisingwomensvoices.net.


The collaboration for RWV was launched by:

The Avery Institute for Social Change, a national, non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts and led by Byllye Y. Avery, founder of the Black Women’s Health Imperative. The Avery Institute brings together health activists, strategists, community advocates and scholars for constructive dialogue on health disparities and health care reform.

MergerWatch, an affiliate of Community Catalyst, that empowers communities to fight for patients’ rights and access to care where they are threatened by religious/secular hospital mergers and religious and morally-based health care restrictions.

The National Women’s Health Network, a member-supported nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. that works to improve the health of all women by influencing health policy and supporting informed consumer decision-making.

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  1. Katherine Stone said, on March 16, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    I would like to ask you to consider adding the blog Postpartum Progress to your blogroll. It is the most widely-read blog in the United States on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the number one complication of childbirth. As a very serious women’s maternal health issue, I think it is crucial that perinatal mental health is included as a key component in the work you are doing at Raising Women’s Voices.

    Postpartum Progress has been listed as one of the top 10 depression sites on the web in 2007 and 2008 by Psych Central and is listed as one of the top 10 mental health sites at Blogs.com. I was named as a Web MD Health Hero of 2008 for my work on this blog advocating for moms and moms-to-be. I also serve on the board of Postpartum Support International, and believe that one of our board members should be on your advisory board if you are amenable.

    I hope you will consider adding Postpartum Progress to your blogroll. Thank you.


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