The National Academies: Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
Current Operating Status

The National Academies Testimony before Congress

Public Laws Containing Studies for the National Academies

Briefings to Congress

Congressionally Mandated Reports

Policy Statements and Historical Documents

The OCGA staff

Request a Report (Congressional and Government Staff Only)


Mailing Address:
The Office of Congressional and Government Affairs
The Keck Center of the National Academies
Keck WS1008
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 334-1601
Fax: (202) 334-2419

Back to Main Page

Briefing Date:09/22/2010
Topic:Women's Health Research: Progress, Pitfalls, and Promise

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Population Health
Committee on Women’s Health Research

*****

Congressional Briefing
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
438 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 2:00 p.m.

on

Women's Health Research: Progress, Pitfalls, and Promise

Even though slightly over half of the U.S. population is female, medical research historically has neglected the health needs of women. However, over the past two decades, there have been major changes in government support of women’s health research—in policies, regulations, and the organization of research efforts. To assess the impact of these changes, in P.L. 110-161, Congress directed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ask the Institute of Medicine to examine what has been learned from that research and how well it has been put into practice as well as communicated to both providers and women.

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on September 23, 2010 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academy Press.

RSS News Feed | Subscribe to e-newsletters | Feedback | Back to Top