Raising Women’s Voices: A Health Care Reform Conference I’d Love to Attend
I first learned of the Raising Women’s Voices conference through a contact at MergerWatch, an organization that is working in part on issue of mergers between religious and secular hospitals, and fighting for women to retain access to reproductive health services when such mergers occur. The MergerWatch website is well worth a look if you’re interested in how religious health restrictions affect not just reproductive health, but end-of-life decisions, HIV/AIDS care, LGBT care, medical research, and other issues.
MergerWatch has joined with The Avery Institute for Social Change and The National Women’s Health Network for the Raising Women’s Voices Initiative, a national initiative “committed to raising women’s voices in state and national debates over health care reform, so that women’s perspectives about their health care needs and those of their families can be powerfully articulated, genuinely considered and incorporated into health care reform plans.”
The groups are hosting a conference this spring in Boston. The invitation:
Hear us Now! Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need
Join the National Women’s Health Network and more than 300 other activists, mothers, daughters, sisters, caretakers, consumers and community leaders for this national conference to learn and strategize about how we can get quality, affordable health care for all. Together we will discuss and plan for health care reform that will meet the needs of women and families.
Featured Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Joycelyn Elders
Former Surgeon General
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
Avery Institute for Social Change
Black Women’s Health Imperative
This conference will launch a network of trained and outspoken women who are mobilized to work for a health care system that:
- Includes comprehensive reproductive health services
- Meets the needs of diverse women and our families
- Bridges the inexcusable gaps in services and care that we face in the current system
- Provides quality health care that is affordable and accessible for women and our families across the life-span.
To get the health care debate to reflect women’s issues and concerns, we must join the conversation!
Thursday & Friday, April 17 and 18, 2008
Hosted by: Simmons College
Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need is a joint project of
The Avery Institute for Social Change
National Women’s Health Network
Go to www.raisingwomensvoices.net for more information on the conference.
REGISTER NOW FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION RATES!
Questions? Give us a call! 866-210-3114