NPWH is alarmed that lawmakers are working to pass new laws banning and restricting abortion access — imposing professional, civil, and criminal penalties on clinicians who provide safe, high-quality abortion care to their patients. We are also troubled and paying close attention to new discussions and political debates regarding contraception and the autonomy of women's bodies.
As these disturbing events continue to unfold, NPWH re-asserts our mission statement, which values “protecting and promoting a woman’s right to make her own choices regarding her health within the context of her personal, religious, cultural, and family beliefs.”
Nurse practitioners understand that it is crucial to have the ability to provide women with compassionate, individualized healthcare built on sound science and evidence-based practice. We are committed to offering safe choices and equal access to all women.
Fran Way has devoted her nursing career to the advancement of the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) role. For that reason, NPWH has implemented the Fran Way Legacy Award. Each year, NPWH will actively seek nominations for this award that will be bestowed to a WHNP who has demonstrated commitment to women's health through practice, education and advocacy. To nominate yourself or another WHNP, please send a nomination statement, a minimum of two support letters, and the CV of the nominee to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15, 2019. For full selection criteria and instructions, please click here.
This generation of aging women deserves nothing less than our most innovative vision and actions to address their healthcare needs as they grow older, advance their quality of life, and enable their ongoing contributions to a better society. NPWH is developing the BOlder Women's Health Coalition - organizing cross-sector leaders in healthcare, public policy, research, business, and nonprofit service. For more information, click here.
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