Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need (RWV)
The NWHN is working toward the establishment of universal access to health care that meets the needs of diverse women through our Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need (RWV) campaign. RWV is a collaborative initiative between the NWHN and our partners at the MergerWatch Project of Community Catalyst and the Black Women’s Health Imperative.
RWV brings together national, state, and local health advocates who are committed to making the promise of health reform real for all women and their families. The campaign has a specific focus on the concerns of low-income women, women of color, immigrant women, young women, and members of the LGBT community.
RWV is an independent voice within the health reform movement advocating for the health needs of all women. We do this by making sure that women’s voices are heard — and women’s concerns are addressed — in efforts to improve access to care. RWV’s field network includes 29 Regional Coordinators working in 27 states.
The NWHN’s advocacy priorities for improving women’s access to high-quality, affordable health care include:
- Health insurance marketplaces that engage women as stakeholders; offer plans that cover comprehensive care, including reproductive health care; and actively work to reduce health disparities.
- Health insurance outreach and enrollment campaigns that reach diverse women and families in culturally and linguistically competent ways; are user-friendly; and help women find affordable health policies that meet their health needs.
- Medicaid expansion in every state to ensure that low-income women and their families have affordable insurance options, regardless of where they live.
- Policies that advance health equity and address the affordability and accessibility barriers that affect women, immigrants, communities of color, LGBT people, and people with disabilities.
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Updated August 2015