AMWA Advocacy

AMWA is a leading advocate for gender equity, women’s health, and research.

AMWA works to bring under-addressed issues to the national agenda. We are an active participant in setting national health care policy and influencing legislation on women’s health issues.  During AMWA’s advocacy days on Capitol Hill, we convene in Washington D.C. to discuss the year’s most important topics with our legislators.

Join AMWA’s Advocacy and Policy Committee

Throughout the year, AMWA’s Advocacy and Policy Committee reads and reviews current health policy and upcoming health legislation. View Our Advocacy Timeline and read our position papers and statements. Join AMWA’s Advocacy and Policy Committee to:

  • Advise stakeholders on legislation, regulations, and policies at the state and local level
  • Develop Position Papers on key health and policy issues
  • Partner with Coalitions to improve health care access and services

Take Action, Get Involved Now!

Champion a cause or initiative and become a spokesperson in your community or on the national stage. We can help you every step of the way. AMWA provides you with the opportunity and support to learn about timely research and legislation on women and girls in medicine. Check out the AMWA advocacy opportunities below!

Gender Equity

Learn about the work of our Gender Equity Task Force in advocating for pay equity, standing up against discrimination, and working to close the gender gap in healthcare leadership. Join the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Council to champion these issues within AMWA and the communities in which we serve. Read about our Korn Ferry Report and agenda for change.

Women’s Health

Join our efforts to advocate for women’s health, including access to preventive health services, insurance coverage for therapies, campaigns to eradicate disease, and much more.

Sex and Gender Specific Health

Join our Sex and Gender Health Collaborative and learn about the work of the Sex and Gender Health Education Summits. Raise awareness in your community through social media campaigns, education, and film screenings.

Reproductive Health

AMWA is working to restore and protect access to reproductive healthcare. Join our efforts by attending our town halls, public forums, or reproductive coalition.