• NWHN Congratulates New & Returning Board Members
    In the 2016 NWHN Board of Directors elections, five incumbents were re-elected: Dazon Dixon Diallo, Kira Jones, Kara Loewentheil, Anu Manchikanti Gomez, and Mia Kim Sullivan. In addition, three new members joined the Board in June: Erin Armstrong, Nadiah Mohajir, and Kimberly Robinson. We are delighted to introduce them to you! Erin Armstrong Erin currently is an attorney ...
  • The Affordable Care Act: Beyond the Shouting
    There’s been lots of shouting about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) lately, especially in the political arena — and there have been so many political arenas this year! Opponents of government involvement in health care attack the ACA, claiming that it’s “hurting families,” the nation’s “biggest job killer,” and that premiums are “going up 35, ...
  • Is the Pope in charge of your hospital bed?
    One in six acute care hospital beds nationwide.1 More than 40 percent of all the acute care hospital beds in Alaska, Iowa, Washington, and South Dakota. Forty-six hospitals in communities with no other local hospital to turn to. Since 2001, there has been a nearly 18 percent increase in the reach of Catholic hospitals and health systems. But, ...
  • Since You Asked!
    What does the National Women’s Health Network have in common with the floppy disk, IBM 5100, and the very first cell phone? Well, since you asked… They all left their mark on history in the 1970s, and each has had an instrumental influence on the world as we know it. But, as we all know, ...
  • Party with a Purpose & Support the Network
    Plan a Party with a Purpose that your guests will be sure to remember! From mixers to birthday parties, your celebrations can show your support for women’s health issues and help advance the Network’s goals. Are you having a birthday party? Graduation? Getting married? Celebrating an anniversary? Instead of presents, use that special occasion to give ...
  • Young Feminist: Biology, Family Planning & Feminism: A Millennial’s Take
    I’m fortunate to be part of a generation of women raised to believe in our equality. I grew up learning I could be whatever I wanted; would have a long, successful career; and could support myself without relying on anyone else. As my generation ages, we’re living up to these ideals: we have education, fulfilling ...
  • A Tale of Two Condoms
    What do female condoms have in common with bone-grafting material, replacement heart valves, and cochlear implants? If you’re thinking not much, you’d be right. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t agree. When it approved the FC2 “female condom” in 2009, the FDA assigned it the highest-risk classification for medical devices: Class III. This ...
  • RX for Change: Medicare 101
    For months I’ve been training as a Medicare counselor with my State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Too often, when I’m answering questions about Medicare, an iron gate seems to drop over people’s eyes. So, I thought I’d give you a simple explanation of the two ways you can get your Medicare benefits. Medicare, a Federal ...
  • Where Are They Now? Network Interns Reflect on Their Experiences
    In the summer of 1997, Melina Bersamin was a graduate student at the University of California, Davis, pursuing a Ph.D. in Human Development. She is now a Senior Research Associate at the Prevention Research Center in Berkeley, CA, where her work focuses on adolescent sexual behavior. We recently caught up with Melina to talk about ...
  • Snapshots – July/August 2016
    According to a new report, most U.S. hospitals overuse certain medical interventions during childbirth, which can create health risks for both mother and child. Researchers surveyed about 46% of U.S. hospitals (1,750 hospitals in total) to assess maternal safety during childbirth. Hospitals were assessed in 4 areas that align with medical best practices: rates of ...
  • NWHN Congratulates New & Returning Board Members
    In the 2016 NWHN Board of Directors elections, five incumbents were re-elected: Dazon Dixon Diallo, Kira Jones, Kara Loewentheil, Anu Manchikanti Gomez, and Mia Kim Sullivan. In addition, three new members joined the Board in June: Erin Armstrong, Nadiah Mohajir, and Kimberly Robinson. We are delighted to introduce them to you! Erin Armstrong Erin currently is an attorney ...
  • The Affordable Care Act: Beyond the Shouting
    There’s been lots of shouting about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) lately, especially in the political arena — and there have been so many political arenas this year! Opponents of government involvement in health care attack the ACA, claiming that it’s “hurting families,” the nation’s “biggest job killer,” and that premiums are “going up 35, ...
  • Is the Pope in charge of your hospital bed?
    One in six acute care hospital beds nationwide.1 More than 40 percent of all the acute care hospital beds in Alaska, Iowa, Washington, and South Dakota. Forty-six hospitals in communities with no other local hospital to turn to. Since 2001, there has been a nearly 18 percent increase in the reach of Catholic hospitals and health systems. But, ...
  • Since You Asked!
    What does the National Women’s Health Network have in common with the floppy disk, IBM 5100, and the very first cell phone? Well, since you asked… They all left their mark on history in the 1970s, and each has had an instrumental influence on the world as we know it. But, as we all know, ...
  • Party with a Purpose & Support the Network
    Plan a Party with a Purpose that your guests will be sure to remember! From mixers to birthday parties, your celebrations can show your support for women’s health issues and help advance the Network’s goals. Are you having a birthday party? Graduation? Getting married? Celebrating an anniversary? Instead of presents, use that special occasion to give ...
  • Young Feminist: Biology, Family Planning & Feminism: A Millennial’s Take
    I’m fortunate to be part of a generation of women raised to believe in our equality. I grew up learning I could be whatever I wanted; would have a long, successful career; and could support myself without relying on anyone else. As my generation ages, we’re living up to these ideals: we have education, fulfilling ...
  • A Tale of Two Condoms
    What do female condoms have in common with bone-grafting material, replacement heart valves, and cochlear implants? If you’re thinking not much, you’d be right. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t agree. When it approved the FC2 “female condom” in 2009, the FDA assigned it the highest-risk classification for medical devices: Class III. This ...
  • RX for Change: Medicare 101
    For months I’ve been training as a Medicare counselor with my State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Too often, when I’m answering questions about Medicare, an iron gate seems to drop over people’s eyes. So, I thought I’d give you a simple explanation of the two ways you can get your Medicare benefits. Medicare, a Federal ...
  • Where Are They Now? Network Interns Reflect on Their Experiences
    In the summer of 1997, Melina Bersamin was a graduate student at the University of California, Davis, pursuing a Ph.D. in Human Development. She is now a Senior Research Associate at the Prevention Research Center in Berkeley, CA, where her work focuses on adolescent sexual behavior. We recently caught up with Melina to talk about ...
  • Snapshots – July/August 2016
    According to a new report, most U.S. hospitals overuse certain medical interventions during childbirth, which can create health risks for both mother and child. Researchers surveyed about 46% of U.S. hospitals (1,750 hospitals in total) to assess maternal safety during childbirth. Hospitals were assessed in 4 areas that align with medical best practices: rates of ...