3457.0 A vision for a women's health research agenda: NIH Office of Women's Health

Monday, October 31, 2011: 4:30 PM
Given the significant advances that have been made in biomedical research in the past ten years, the NIH ORWH staff took it upon themselves to develop a strategic vision for Women’s Health Research. The intent of the strategic vision is to foster innovations in women’s health research from the bench to the bedside. Over an two-year strategic planning process, involving more than 1,500 scientists, women’s health advocates, public policy experts, health care providers, federal, state and local officials and the general public, a strategic vision was created for women’s health research. The purpose of this session, as part of the Women’s Caucus, is to present the findings for this strategic vision for public health professionals. In addition to the presentation on this strategic vision, two women’s health scholars will present thought provoking presentations on: (a) the redirection of biomedical research on women’s bodies; and (b) the application of the strategic plan on building strategic alliances between global and domestic women’s health research. It is thought that a NIH strategic vision for Women’s Health Research will lead to promising research that will be translated in clinical practice and possibly improve the health of women and girls. The health of women has a direct bearing on the health of their families and communities. In an increasingly interconnected world, the health of women or a community, can in some way, affect the health of all.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe how the strategic vision for Women’s Health Research, at the NIH, can be applied as a framework for building healthy communities; 2. Identify potential strategic alliances and partnerships at a variety of levels from community residents to government agencies that will help maximize the implementation and impact of domestic and global women’s health research; 3. Discuss how the paradigm of science and medical training at the university level still do not put women’s bodies at the center of science.

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Family Violence Prevention Forum, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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