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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.
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.
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.
A Collaborative Initiative: Putting Gender Specific Women’s Health First!
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.
Professional medical associations working collaboratively and sharing resources to benefit their members.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AMWA is partnering with the Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer (GIAHC) in the fight against cervical cancer.
AMWA has teamed with ElderAction to promote wellness for our elder population.
AMWA is a participant in the American Heart Association’s Campaign – Go Red for Women.
Every year, AMWA participates in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Women’s Health Week. Brochures will be available at the AMWA Annual Meeting for distribution.
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.
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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.