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  • Updated NPWH Research Priorities

    Updated NPWH Research Priorities

    The NPWH Research Committee has announced the 2021-2026 research agenda which describes clinical research priorities for women's health care in primary care settings as well as women's health specialty practices. The NPWH Board of Directors voted at the November 2021 meeting to adopt these priorities. Each research priority reflects timely issues in health care that WHNPs are facing. Research priorities for 2021-2026 include:

    • Structural racism
    • Inclusivity, diversity, and health equity
    • Well woman care across the lifespan
    • Substance use/misuse
    • Maternal morbidity/mortality
    • LGBTQ health care
    • Technology/telehealth in women's health
    • Violence/IPV/sexual assault/trafficking/exploitation/military sexual trauma
    • Genetics/genomics
    • Mental health issues
    • Evaluation of WHNP outcomes: quality, cost, safety reimbursement

    Click here to read the full agenda.

  • NPWH Congratulates the U.S. House of Representatives on the Passage of the Build Back Better Act, which includes Historic Provisions to Improve the Health of Women, Birthing People and Families

    NPWH Congratulates the U.S. House of Representatives on  the Passage of the Build Back Better Act,  which includes Historic Provisions to  Improve the Health of Women, Birthing People and Families

    November 19, 2021 – NPWH applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing this historic legislation that will ultimately improve the health of women, pregnant people, and their families,” said Heather L. Maurer, NPWH CEO. “From clinical training and education, to access to care and supporting health equity, and prioritizing planetary health, this is a monumental moment for patients and healthcare providers.”

    The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) celebrates the inclusion of specific priorities to strengthen women’s health in the United States, including issues that are critical to Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners: maternal health equity, climate change-related health, and women’s health throughout the lifespan. 

    Read full announcement here.

  • Members in the News

    Members in the News

    NPWH is interested in highlighting our members' accomplishments and stories. Please share any news you would like us to share with the community. This can include publications, media mentions, committee appointments, etc. You can also submit information to be featured as a Member Spotlight. Our goal is to raise the profile of the WHNP profession and those who specialize in women's and gender related healthcare. Your story and your news is important to us. Thank you for sharing! 


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