Board members from the Doris A. Howell Foundation gathered yesterday to work on new and creative ideas to discuss the importance of women’s health research promotion in the news and research across the board…pun intended!
So why is this so important?
Just this week gender equality was all over the news; this time on the difference in pay between male and female nurses. THAT translates into research as well. Recent studies have shown that there is still a lack of female representation in pre-clinical studies and clinical trials, not to mention the differences when it comes to prescribing medication… we all have heard about how ambien affects women differently than men.
As a result, if women continue to receive the same medical treatment as men, the women we love are at great risk of being unhealthy. In other words, women are NOT men with ovaries.
But what does it mean for us to have healthy women with us? What is the male perspective on women’s health? How do we get the “health factor” to the communities we serve? And no, this is not a feminist movement! It IS a health movement.
This and other new ideas are what gets the Doris A. Howell Foundation excited about our passion: “Keeping the Women we Love Healthy”! That’s why the Howell Foundation works diligently o women’s health research promotion – to get the word out to our community and patrons.
About the Doris A. Howell Foundation:
The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.
The organization does so by funding scholarships to scientists researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, researchers, and authors to convey the timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health. of their families through its Lecture and Evening Series, and by funding research initiatives that will create women’s health awareness and advocacy in the community through its Community Engagement Initiative.