Women In Government

Policy Resource Centers & Publications


Launched in 2014, the Pulmonary Hypertension Policy Resource Center provides materials and information for state legislators to learn more about the disease, raise awareness, and promote treatment and management of Pulmonary Hypertension (PH).

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Launched in 2013, the Childhood Obesity Policy Resource Center serves as a clearinghouse of information for state policymakers in order to promote the adoption of sound public health policies regarding childhood obesity.

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Launched in 2012, the Care Coordination Policy Resource Center is a new web-based clearinghouse of educational materials and policy resources that bring together innovative solutions for coordinating the diverse aspects of healthcare to achieve high quality and cost-effective care.

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Launched in 2012, the Public Health Policy Resource Center provides resources and information about public health, awareness, disease prevention, partnerships, and finance.

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Launched in 2011, the Biomedical Policy Resource Center serves to provide materials and information about biomedicals and the related issues emerging today.

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Launched in 2011, the Bone Health Policy Resource Center provides materials about osteoporosis risk factors, detection, and treatment to educate legislators and facilitate the creation of sound policy solutions to combat this disease.

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In 2004, Women In Government launched the Challenge to Eliminate Cervical Cancer Campaign. Since then, Women In Government has worked with bipartisan initiatives to mobilize state legislators to address many different forms of cancer including but not limited to cervical cancer, breast cancer, and lung cancer. The Oncology Policy Resource Center is dedicated to promoting education concerning the early detection and treatment of cancer.

Launched in 2011, the Diabetes Policy Resource Center serves as a clearinghouse of information for state policymakers in order to promote the adoption of sound public health policies regarding diabetes and other diabetes health related complications such as obesity, heart disease, and kidney disease.

 

Family Economic Success

Formed in 2003, the Economic Security and Opportunities Policy Resource Center works to ensure that economic issues are presented to women state legislators in diverse ways through producing quality newsletters, holding engaging conferences on pertinent economic issues, and promoting information that allows legislators to make sound policy designed to enhance the financial opportunities and knowledge of their constituents.

The Autoimmune Diseases Policy Resource Center was created in 2011 to address the devastating effects of diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and HIV/AIDS. The Policy Resource Center is dedicated to connecting female state legislators to policy resources related to promoting the prevention and management of prevalent autoimmune diseases in America.

Upcoming Events
Advanced Technology & Innovations Summit, September 24-25, 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana
15th Annual Southern & 16th Annual Eastern Regional Conferences, September 25-27, 2014, New Orleans, LA
Fifth Annual Healthcare Summit, November 13-15, 2014, Washington, DC
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Past Events
Minnesota - Wake Up with WIG Breakfast, August 20, 2014, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alaska - Wake Up with WIG Breakfast , August 11, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska
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In honor of World Hepatitis Day (July 28), Women In Government (WIG) is launching an updated Hepatitis C Education & Awareness toolkit. The toolkit provides information regarding quick facts about hepatitis C, sample OpEd and press releases, past and present legislation, and what you can do to raise awareness and get tested. WIG also urges state and federal lawmakers to enact policies that help address the nationwide hepatitis C epidemic.
After an extensive search, the Board of Directors of Women in Government (WIG) is pleased to announce that Dyan Alexander has been chosen as the organization's new Executive Director. Prior to accepting the Executive Director position, Ms. Alexander served as the Director of Policy for Women in Government and most recently filled the roll of Interim Executive Director. Dyan brings a broad range of experiences in the profit and not for profit worlds to this role.  Her knowledge of public policy, advocacy and fundraising make her a perfect fit for WIG's future needs.
The 21st Annual Midwestern Regional Conference took place in St. Louis, Missouri. Approximately 40-45 women state legislators from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin were in attendance.
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