On May 13, Women’s Health Access Matters (WHAM) held a launch event in Washington, DC for a new #3not30 campaign to “increase awareness about women’s health research and drive change with the goal of accelerating investment in sex-based research in the next three years.”
The event featured a panel discussion with luminaries in women’s health advocacy, including Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, The Hon. Barbara Mikulski, Hon. Connie Morella, Dr. Vivian Pinn, Dr. Janine Clayton and many more, who spoke of the need to advance investments in women’s health research while reflecting on gains over the past 30 years.
AMWA President Dr. Elizabeth Garner participated in a roundtable discussion with leaders across all sectors of healthcare to discuss strategies for the #3Not30 campaign.
Dr. Garner highlighted the need to focus on the science of women’s health conditions, especially the top causes of morbidity in women (e.g. heart disease and other conditions) and including the conditions of pregnancy. She also recommended more entrepreneurship training for academic researchers to help drive the translation of scientific discoveries into potential therapeutics. And finally, she underscored the need to build back trust in the healthcare industry, especially among women of color.
Read more about the event in WHAM’s press release.
Women’s Health Access Matters (WHAM) was founded by Carolee Lee to increase awareness and accelerate funding for women’s health research. Over the past few years, the group has published a series of studies in the WHAM Report that highlight the importance of increased funding for research in women’s health. Several AMWA leaders are part of the WHAM Collaborative, including AMWA Past President Dr. Jan Werbinski, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Dr. Marjorie Jenkins, Dr. Juliana Kling, Dr. Alyson McGregor, and Dr. Katherine Sharkey.
Learn more about AMWA’s work in sex and gender specific healthcare.