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Women’s Health

Addressing Health Gaps

G2G is addressing health gaps facing women and minorities.

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Policy Work

CMS COVERAGE FOLLOWING FDA BREAKTHROUGH DESIGNATION— Wrote and submitted letters and led grassroots campaign to advocate for closing the gap between FDA approval and CMS coverage

DIVERSITY IN RESEARCH—

  • NIH – Included new requirements for NIH regarding recruitment and engagement in studies to ensure diversity in clinical trials in legislation

  • OFFICE OF RESEARCH ON WOMEN’S HEALTH – Collaborated and supported efforts, such as the Women's Health Consensus Conference, and push to increase the current 11% of NIH research funding dedicated to women’s health

  • FDA – Strengthened oversight of population studies to include data on sex differences in drug response, transparency in biological sex differences and assessment of participation barriers, such as travel costs, timing for trial appointments, appointment locations, and the use of online clinical care and other factors that often exclude diverse populations in legislation

ADVERSE DRUG EVENTS – Wrote and submitted regulatory comments to ensure adverse drug events and patient safety concerns are reported by sex and ethnicity to ensure data is captured to inform care


AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES Led letter writing campaign to Congress to increase funding for research


MENOPAUSE & AGING – Organized meeting with the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women's Health to address aging women’s health, including menopause


OVARIAN CANCER – Helped draft legislation to address the gap in testing of pelvic masses that impacts 1 in 5 women and is vital to early identification of ovarian cancer, and worked with CMS on coverage for new technologies


WOMEN’S HEALTH EQUITY – Crafted policy proposal to close gaps in women’s health research, medical training, diagnostics and clinical care

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Download testimony submitted to the House Appropriations Committee addressing women’s health gaps and our effort to increase diversity in clinical trials and funding through NIH grants.

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