Public Health Initiatives
The American Medical Women's Association advocates to bring under-addressed issues to the forefront of the national agenda. If you have an interest in public health let us know how we can help you. We invite you to get involved with our yearly public health campaigns.
AMWA President, Dr. Gayatri Devi, announced at AMWA's 97th Annual Meeting: Achieving Success as a Woman in Medicine that her campaign would focus on addressing issues of Human Trafficking of young women and girls. AMWA Board Members Dr. Suzanne Harrison and Dr. Eleni Tousimis have also championed this cause.
AMWA President, Dr. Mary Guinan, championed the right for women to have access to affordable contraceptive care. AMWA's Advocacy and Policy committee joined her in this campaign. AMWA also partnered with several like-minded organizations to bring these issues to the forefront. You can visit the Coalition to Protect Women's Healthcare (link here) and the "I Will Not Be Denied" Campaign ( here)
AMWA President, Dr. Eliza Chin, announced AMWA's commitment to the prevention of childhood obesity at a meeting in Washington, D.C. with Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin. She then expanded this effort to a local level when she coordinated a meeting between local mayors and AMWA medical student representative, Ryan Smith.