Public Health Campaigns
Tackling Public Health Issues
AMWA has partnered with SeniorFusion and ElderAction to promote wellness for our elder population. …Read More
Health care professionals should talk to their patients about alcohol and responsible drinking. Studies suggest that patients who discuss alcohol consumption with their health care professionals are able to make the most informed decisions about moderate alcohol consumption or abstaining. …Read More
Launched in partnership with the film, Caregiver: A Love Story, this initiative raises awareness, provides resources, and most importantly, sounds a call to action for a growing public health issue… Read More
AMWA seeks to raise awareness of the growing problem of counterfeit drugs. Physicians are uniquely positioned to educate patients.
Physicians are in a unique position to combat the public health issue of intimate partner violence. Learn how you can make an impact.
The mission of the Opioid Addiction in Women Task Force is to reduce the number of women addicted to opioids, and to improve the care of women with opioid addiction, by
1. Education of health care providers and the public about the unique aspects of opioid addiction in women, the barriers to treatment for women, and sex differences in pain and opioid response leading to addiction
2. Contributing to or commenting on opioid prescribing and pain management guidelines, and evidence based standards, from a sex and gender perspective …Read More
As women physicians at all stages of our medical careers and with a range of specialties and recognizing the significant impact of gun violence on communities throughout the country and the considerable repercussions of gun violence on the medical system, we have created the American Medical Women’s Association Gun Violence Solutions Task Force. …Read More
Precision medicine has been a buzzword in health care circles for years now – but the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is poised to launch a major new research effort that will make it a reality. The All of Us Research Program seeks to enroll one million or more participants who will share their health information and begin a new era in medical research and treatment. …Read More
Nutrition and Medicine Task Force
This task force was formed as a result of AMWA’s participation in the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health with a focus on education and advocacy.
We must work together to address the growing epidemic of obesity which is linked to a multitude of other chronic conditions. Learn about new approaches and therapeutics that are impacting the management of obesity.
Founded in 2013, the Preventive Medicine Task Force has promoted preventive health behaviors, nutrition, screening, and partnership with national campaigns.
There is a growing awareness of rare diseases and the need for increased education, research, and advocacy. Learn about how AMWA is combining the power of film to bring attention to this important issue.
There is a growing awareness of the importance of sleep, especially as a foundation of good health. Every year, AMWA raises awareness through participation with Sleep Awareness Week.