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National Women's Health Network

The National Women's Health Network improves women's health by developing & promoting a critical analysis of health issues to affect policy & decision-making.

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National Women's Health Network

From the Executive Director

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

The National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) was founded in Washington, DC, in 1975 to change the conversation about women’s health. 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. To safeguard our independence as a trusted voice on women health, the NWHN chooses not to accept financial support from the pharmaceutical industry, medical device manufacturers, or insurance companies.

Cindy Pearson

National Women's Health Network


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Cindy Pearson
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National Women's Health Network


10 hours ago - @thenwhn

Through its proposed rule, the Trump-Pence administration is trying to take us back to pre-ACA days, when there was no federal law that protected us from sex discrimination in health care. In the past year, 1 in 3 #transgender people experienced discrimination from a doctor. Now, the Trump-Pence administration wants to let doctors pick & choose who deserves care. It’s time to tell HHS to #PutPatientsFirst and #ProtectTransHealth!

11 hours ago - @thenwhn

1 day ago - @thenwhn

Today’s theme for Week of Abortion Solidarity is “Spotlight on State Legislators and Champions”. We loved hearing from @corybooker of New Jersey at the rally this week. A big part of his message was that women deserve their bodily autonomy, not because they are mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends, but because they are PEOPLE with their own decision making abilities. Thank you to Cory Booker and our other legislators that spoke out! 👊🏽 . . . . . . . . #corybooker #thankyou #activism #prochoice #womenshealth #weekofsolidarity #abortion #abortionsolidarity #feminism #legislator #newjersey #rally #access #supremecourt #feminist #women #womensrights 📸 Photo source: West Hawaii Today @westhawaiitoday

2 days ago - @thenwhn

art by the amazing @repealhyde ✨✨✨today’s theme for Week of Solidarity is “Spotlight on power-building, reproductive justice, & faith groups”. An amazing group that falls into this category is @sistersong_woc. The mission of SisterSong is to “build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities”. SisterSong and NWHN recently collaborated to co-create the LARC (Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive) Statement of Principles. ✍🏾✍🏼 . . . . #abortionsolidarity #stopthebans #reproductiverights #reproductivejustice #faith #groups #women #woc #feminist #feminism #resistance #access #sistersong #act

3 days ago - @thenwhn

Usually we only post one fact of the week, but in honor of both today’s rally and the Week of Solidarity to Defend Abortion, we have a bonus fact. The goal of this week of solidarity is to “shine light on folks doing the work to defend abortion in our states and communities”. Today, their theme is “Spotlight on abortion clinics”. . . . . . Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt focused on two main TRAP laws: a mandate that all abortion providers comply with medically unnecessary building requirements for ambulatory surgical centers, and another medically unnecessary requirement that doctors who provide abortions obtain hospital admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. #AbortionSolidarity #spotlight #abortion #clinics #plannedparenthood #solidarity

3 days ago - @thenwhn

The NWHN staff representing at today’s #StopTheBan Rally! We loved hearing from speakers including @drleanawen, @corybooker, @kirstengillibrand, @ericswalwell, @jackiespeier, @janschakowsky, @dlocarrboro, and @kimberlyinezmcg 🙌🏾 thank you for standing up for what is good and just in this world. #rally #womensrightsarehumanrights #intersectionality #feminist

3 days ago - @thenwhn

Osteopenia is a term that describes reduced bone density but is neither a disease nor disorder. Nevertheless, pharmaceutical companies encouraged women in this category be treated “preventatively.” As a result, many healthy women took drugs with serious risks and side effects for decades. #OsteoporosisMonth

1 week ago - @thenwhn

We support the efforts of researchers looking for better screening tools and are pushing the FDA to hold drug companies to higher standards for demonstrating safety and efficacy in osteoporosis drugs. #OsteoporosisMonth

2 weeks ago - @thenwhn

Our signature event, the Annual Barbara Seaman Awards for Activism in Women’s Health, takes place each June and honors extraordinary women who are making a difference. At the Network’s Annual Barbara Seaman Awards, we honor women who carry on Barbara’s legacy of mentoring young female activists. Learn more by clicking the link in profile.

2 weeks ago - @thenwhn

Bone density is not the only risk factor for osteoporosis. Bone density is a reflection of quantity, not quality. You can also have dense weak bones or strong thinner bones. #OsteoporosisMonth

Where their money goes

Grants made

These are some of the grants National Womens Health Network Inc has made in recent years to other charities.

Educational Organization

West Virginia Free Incorporated

Charleston • : Advocates for Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice

2 grant(s) totalling $19k

Educational Organization

Women With a Vision

New Orleans • Their main area of work is diseases, disorders, and medical fields, especially aids. They are a small organization with an income of $1.0m.

2 grant(s) totalling $21k

Educational Organization

Consumers for Affordable Health Care Foundation

Augusta • Advocating for quality, affordable health care for all Maine people since 1988. Retweets and follows are not endorsements. Our HelpLine: 1-800-965-7476.

1 grant(s) totalling $8.0k

Kentucky Health Justice Network

Kentucky • We provide a hotline that provide people with non-judgmental, factual information on abortion, adoption, and pregnancy.

1 grant(s) totalling $6.0k

Who backs them

Grants received

These are some of the foundations and charities that have funded National Womens Health Network Inc in recent years.

Charitable Organization

Villchur Foundation

Woodstock • Their main area of work is Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations. They are a medium organization with an income of $2.5m.

3 grant(s) totalling $1.0k

Charitable Organization

Groundswell Fund

Oakland • Groundswell strengthens U.S. movements for social justice by resourcing intersectional, solidarity-based grassroots organizing led by women of color.

3 grant(s) totalling $280k

Charitable Organization

Community Catalyst Inc

Boston • Their main area of work is health issues. They are a medium organization with an income of $14.4m.

2 grant(s) totalling $203k

Charitable Organization

Ford Foundation

New York • Their main area of work is philanthropy, voluntarism and grantmaking, especially corporate foundations. They are a very large organization with an income of $1.5bn.

2 grant(s) totalling $176k

Educational Organization

Olive Bridge Fund Inc

New York • Their main area of work is Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations. They are a large organization with an income of $2.0m.

2 grant(s) totalling $2.0k

Charitable Organization

Charter Charitable Foundation

Concord • Their main area of work is philanthropy, voluntarism and grantmaking. They are a medium organization with an income of $2.9m.

2 grant(s) totalling $29k


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