Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) is a national initiative working to make sure women’s voices are heard and women’s concerns are addressed as policymakers put the health care law into action. RWV was founded in 2007 by the Black Women’s Health Imperative, the National Women’s Health Network and the MergerWatch Project of Community Catalyst and currently has 30 regional coordinators in 28 states.
What we believe
We believe health coverage should be lifelong, portable from job to job and from workplace to home, non-discriminatory, user-friendly and affordable for our families. We want it to cover women’s health care throughout the lifespan, including comprehensive reproductive health care, pre-natal care, maternity care, primary and preventive services, acute care, dental and mental health care, as well as chronic care.
RWV has a special mission of engaging women who are not often invited into health policy discussions, including women of color, low income women, immigrant women, young women, women with disabilities and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Our regional coordinators help represent the interests of these constituencies.
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