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  • Four New Members and New Executive Committee Elected to the NPWH Board of Directors

    Four New Members and New Executive Committee Elected to the NPWH Board of Directors

    This month, NPWH welcomed a new executive committee and four new members to the Board of Directors. Newly-elected members Dr. Ginny Moore, Dr. Kathryn Trotter, Dr. Jessica Wells, and Dr. Mary Hickey begin their terms immediately and will serve through 2025.

    The new executive committee will help guide the organization through this year and beyond. Dr. Shawana Moore transitioned from Chair-Elect to Chair on January 1st, 2022. Dr. Komkwuan P. Paruchabutr was elected as Chair-Elect and will serve in that role until December 31, 2023. Dr. Heather Quaile is NPWH's new Treasurer, and Dr. Diana Drake has moved into the role of Immediate Past Chair. Dr. Sandi Tenfelde will serve her second and final year as NPWH's secretary in 2022. 

    "NPWH is honored to welcome our newest Board members," said Heather L. Maurer, CEO of NPWH. "They are all leaders on the cutting edge of women's and gender-related healthcare and reflect the commitment of our membership and the WHNP profession." 

    Click here to learn more about the new Board members. 

  • 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.

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