access to better preventive care.
Women need access to better preventive care.
Improving the health of all women – across all ages, races, ethnicities, and zip codes – requires change. At AWHP, we believe prevention is critical to the health, quality of life, and longevity for all women. Early and equitable access to screening and diagnosis, vaccines, and other preventive treatments saves lives.
Of women in the U.S.
have not had a check-up
in the past two years
Of every 100,000 deaths among
women of reproductive age in the
U.S. are avoidable, higher than in
any other high-income country
Source: The Commonwealth Fund
Of women are overdue for
cervical cancer screening
The Alliance for Women’s Health and Prevention (AWHP) is a non-profit women’s health advocacy
organization working to ensure that all women and girls have access to high-quality preventive
care. Our Mission is to advance policy that drives equitable access and prevents the burden
and progression of disease to improve the lives and health of all women and girls.
AWHP is a collaborative effort working with a diverse ensemble of
women’s health-focused organizations and individuals who share our
commitment to improving the health and lives of all women and girls.
We seek to advance both cultural
humility and culturally competent care,
provide support for families and
caregivers, and promote workplace
preventive health policies.
to Care And Treatment
We seek to promote access to primary
and specialty care, and advance
innovative care models.
Promoting Early Detection
We support screening guidelines that
prioritize improved health outcomes,
seek to advance affordable access to
screenings and diagnostics, and
promote care and counsel based on results.
Advancing Vaccine Access
We promote public health guidance that
prioritizes access to improved disease
protection and support affordable
access to necessary vaccines,
particularly in public programs.
Our board and advisors are deeply committed to the mission of ensuring that all women and girls have access to the tools, resources, and care they need to lessen the burden and progression of disease and live stronger, healthier lives.
News & Resources
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