Division of Women’s Health faculty work to promote evidence-based policies that advance women’s health and seek to achieve equity for women and vulnerable populations worldwide. Our faculty are directly engaged in advocacy initiatives and research that informs policy at the local, state, and federal levels. The division provides faculty and trainees with opportunities to build their advocacy skills in order to amplify the translational and public health impacts of their research. Many faculty are engaged in initiatives such as providing written and oral testimony supporting legislation, engaging in legal briefs, educating policymakers, partnering with non-governmental organizations, community organizing, and writing policy-oriented op-eds and journal articles.
The division engages in policy in multiple domains: