Through the Raising Women’s Voices initiative, we are partners with two national women’s health organizations and 30 regional coordinators across the U.S.

National Women’s Health Network

Black Women’s Health Imperative

Illinois

EverThrive Illinois

EverThrive Illinois, formerly the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition, works to improve the health of women, children, and families over the lifespan through community engagement, partnerships, policy analysis, education, and advocacy.

Indiana

Indiana RCRC

Maine

Consumers for Affordable Health Care

Consumers for Affordable Health Care is a Maine advocacy organization that strives to ensure a strong consumer voice in decision making at all levels and in all forums in order to advocate for a consumer-oriented health system in Maine and the United States.

Michigan

Enroll Michigan

Mississippi

Mississippi In Action

Montana

Montana Women Vote

Montana Women Vote is a coalition of non-profit organizations working statewide to educate and mobilize low-income women and their allies to participate in the democratic process as informed voters, policy advocates, and community leaders. Member organizations work on issues of economic justice, violence against women, human rights, reproductive rights, women’s environmental health, and homelessness. 

New Jersey

New Jersey Citizen Action

As the state's largest citizen watchdog coalition, New Jersey Citizen Action works to protect and expand the rights of individuals and families and to ensure that government officials respond to the needs of people rather than the interests of those with money and power.

New York

Raising Women’s Voices

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 believes that women are grassroots experts in what is wrong with the current health system and what it takes to fix it because of our roles as arrangers of health care for our families.

Pennsylvania

New Voices Pittsburgh

Tennessee

SisterReach

Texas

The Afiya Center

Lesbian Health Initiative

Lesbian Health Initiative of Houston, Inc. (LHI) is a nonprofit dedicated  to eliminating barriers to healthcare and promoting health and wellness for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)-identified women and transgender men through collaborative and integrated Education, Access and Advocacy programs. 

Washington

Northwest Health Law Advocates

Northwest Health Law Advocates (NoHLA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to achieve a seamless health care system, in which all individuals receive affordable, quality care, and are assured of basic rights and protections. NoHLA's work focuses on issues of concern to low-income individuals and families, particularly in Washington State. Please see NoHLA Advocacy for information about NoHLA's recent work.

West Virginia

WVFREE

Our Impact

The women’s health team has worked with allies to achieve robust implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which has had a powerful impact on improving women’s health coverage. Since the ACA’s passage, the proportion of adult women who are uninsured has decreased by nearly half, from 18.9 percent in 2012 to 9.5 percent in 2016. An estimated 53 million women now have contraceptive coverage without co-pays. Other policy wins for women have included guaranteed maternity coverage, protections against being charged more than men for the same policy and prohibitions on denying coverage for “pre-existing conditions,” such as having had a Cesarean section delivery or having been a victim of sexual assault. The Women’s Health Program team is now working to achieve state-level protections of these wins, as federal efforts to undermine the ACA continue.

Raising Women's Voices Initiative

The Women’s Health Program is co-coordinator of the national Raising Women’s Voices initiative, in partnership with the National Women’s Health Network and the Black Women’s Health Imperative. We have recruited 30 regional coordinators around the country, and work with them to protect and expand women’s health care and LGBTQ health care at the state and local level. Learn more about the Raising Women’s Voices initiative and sign up for our weekly newsletter here.