The American Medical Women’s Association advocates to bring under-addressed issues to the forefront of the national agenda.
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Promoting Gender Equity
The Gender Equity Task Force (GETF) of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) holds the position that gender equity must be the standard in every sphere of the medical establishment, as well as American society. …Read More
Following the success of two gender equity resolutions in 2018 (at the American Medical Association and Massachusetts Medical Society) co-authored by Dr. Silver and Dr. Sinha, the goal of this initiative is to sweep the country with similar resolutions in every state medical society…Read More
Women in medicine have waited long enough for gender equity, and the time is now to address these longstanding and well documented-disparities. AMWA Partners with She Leads Healthcare and Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) in this campaign…Read More
The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force is an evolving and constantly innovative section at AMWA as we process change, development, and transformation, not only within the work of the Section, but also in our other initiatives within and outside of AMWA. Officially instituted by AMWA in 2014 we have experienced numerous successes, thanks to a strong, and supportive Board of Directors, highly motivated and talented staff and leadership team. …Read More
For decades, studies have demonstrated gender bias in publishing. This may occur at various stages in the process, including at the level of the journals. The equitable inclusion of women editors at every level is long overdue. Addressing journal gender bias starts at the top…Read More
Women worldwide are affected by sexual harassment in their everyday lives. The medical field is not an exception to this issue. #MeTooMedicine came about shortly after the #MeToo campaign went viral and is a testament to the difficulties that women face in the medical field…Read More
Tackling Public Health Issues
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
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 Prevention 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
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. …Read More
AMWA has teamed with SeniorFusion and ElderAction to promote wellness for our elder population. …Read More
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 Sex Trafficking of young women and girls. AMWA Board Members Dr. Suzanne Harrison and Dr. Eleni Tousimis have also championed this cause. …Read More
Advancement of Women in Medicine
IGNITE is an AMWA program developed by women physicians for women medical students to explore issues that are encountered by women in training and throughout a career in medicine. …Read More
Forming strong mentorship relationships is a skill. Like all skills, it can be practiced, perfected, and learned from others who have done it well. This space is your area to build that skill with a network of AMWA members. We can all learn and grow from each other, so please explore our mentorship links below as a mentor, mentee, or ideally both. …Read More
Professional medical associations working collaboratively and sharing resources to benefit their members. …Read More
Recent studies suggest that 1 in 4 women physicians will experience infertility. By compiling a list of resources, publications, and stories, AMWA hopes to raise awareness of physician infertility, streamline advocacy efforts, and provide support for women in medicine…Read More
An AMWA network that addresses issues in medical education and training.
Physicians taking time off from clinical medicine may find reentry challenging. Learn about resources that will help in this transition. …Read More
Physician wellness is one of the top priorities of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), particularly in light of the sobering statistics that women physicians have higher rates of burnout compared to men and higher rates of suicide compared to the general female population.
The Preventive Medicine Task Force is working to bring preventative care solutions right to your favorite mobile device, utilizing a new mobile web link. In this mobile environment, patients and health care professionals alike will have access to preventative health care programs from national, state, and local sources all aggregated in one easily accessible location. …Read More
We have long known that physicians have had some of the highest suicide rates of any profession, but our mental health needs will only be amplified after this shared trauma. It is critical that we remove all barriers to care-seeking so no frontline hero is left sacrificing themselves for others... Read More
Improve Women’s Health
Women’s health now encompasses diseases and conditions that are unique to women, more prevalent in women, more serious in women, and treated differently in women.
Breast cancer affects one woman in eight in the United States and is the most common cancer diagnosed in women worldwide. It is estimated that in the United States in 2013 alone, more than 230,000 women will be diagnosed and nearly 40,000 women will die of breast cancer. …Read More
AMWA is partnering with the Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer (GIAHC) in the fight against cervical cancer. …Read More
AMWA is a participant in the American Heart Association’s Campaign – Go Red for Women. …Read More
An interprofessional network of providers and educators to promote sex and gender specific health.
A national initiative co-lead by AMWA whose goal is to integrate sex and gender health into the educational curricula of health professions training.
Other programs to promote sex and gender specific health, including partnerships with iGIANT (Impact of Gender and Sex on Innovations And Novel Technologies).
Postmenopausal women can take a five-minute assessment developed by AMWA to help evaluate their osteoporosis risk, and use the knowledge to speak to their healthcare professional about a personal treatment plan. …Read More
Learn how you can promote AMWA initiatives any month of the year! …Read More
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. …Read More