Navigation Links
The Office on Women's Health at HHS and Women's Policy, Inc. to Hold Congressional Briefing on Women's Health Issues on Monday, April 27

Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, nation's leading health experts and advocates to celebrate 10 years of advances in women's health and prevention

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join the Office on Women's Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Women's Policy, Inc. (WPI) to celebrate 10 years of advances in women's health and prevention with a lunch and wide-ranging discussion among some of the nation's leading experts and advocates.

The lunch briefing is sponsored in cooperation with Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Mary Fallin (R-OK), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, Reps. Gwen Moore and Kay Granger, Vice-Chairs, and Reps. Lois Capps and Kay Granger, co-chairs of the Women's Health Task Force.

The event marks the 10-year anniversary of the Office on Women's Health award-winning Web site and call center,, a one-stop resource and referral service that has grown from approximately 1 million visitors in 1999 to more than 22 million last year. Mother's Day on May 10, 2009, kicks-off the 10th annual National Women's Health Week, a multi-faceted initiative that empowers women to make their health a top priority.

The briefing also will commemorate the recent publication of the Office on Women's Health comprehensive health reference book, The Healthy Woman: A Complete Guide for All the Ages (November, 2008.) CNN Foreign Affairs Correspondent and breast cancer survivor Jill Dougherty wrote the forward and fitness expert Denise Austin contributed a testimonial.

    What:  Congressional lunch briefing and 10th anniversary event to
           celebrate advances in women's health and prevention from the Office
           on Women's Health, including:
           -- The launch in 1999 of the Web site and
              call center;
           -- The 10th annual National Women's Health Week, which starts
              Mother's Day, May 10, 2009;
           -- The publication of The Healthy Woman: A Complete Guide for
              All the Ages (November, 2008).

    Who:    Featured speakers include:

            U.S.  Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
            Wanda K. Jones, Dr.P.H., Deputy Assistant Secretary for
             Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)
            Denise Austin, "America's favorite fitness expert" and
             women's health advocate
            Elena Rios, M.D., M.S.P.H., CEO and President of the
             National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)

    When:    Monday, April 27
             Noon to 1:30 p.m. EDT

    Where:   Rayburn House Office Building, B-338

    Contact: Jennifer Moire, press representative, WPI, at 202.306.1713 or

Speaker Bios:

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: A member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 2005, Rep. Wasserman Schultz serves on the Appropriations Committee, where she chairs the Legislative Branch Subcommittee, and the Judiciary Committee. She recently disclosed her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Wanda K. Jones: As the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Women's Health) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Director of the Office on Women's Health (OWH), Dr. Jones focuses her efforts on eliminating health disparities for women through a variety of programs and initiatives.

Denise Austin: "America's Favorite Fitness Expert" and women's health advocate, Denise Austin is a pioneer in the exercise and sports industry.

Dr. Elena Rios: As the president and CEO of the NHMA, Dr. Rios represents Hispanic physicians in the U.S. The mission of the organization is to improve the health of Hispanics.

Moderated by Cindy Hall, President, Women's Policy, Inc.

SOURCE Women's Policy, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Groups: Sebelius Unfit For Office in Wake of New Revelations
2. Forest Laboratories, Inc. Reports Fiscal Year 2009 Fourth Quarter Reported EPS of $0.31 Including $0.45 Per Share Charge Related to the Ongoing United States Attorneys Office Investigation
3. Halo Pharmaceutical Welcomes Dr. George Bobotas as Its Chief Scientific Officer
4. The Beryl Companies Hires Jim Stalder as New Chief Information Officer
5. INDUS Corporation Awarded Army Office of the Surgeon General Contract
6. MedQuist Names Dominick J. Golio as Chief Financial Officer
7. Taubman Kimelman & Soroka Retained by AFGE Local 2222 to Advise in Organizing of New York and New Jersey Transportation Security Officers
8. Former Head of Office of Lilly CME, Steve Davidson, RPh, Named Medical Education Specialist at CME Enterprise
9. Medical Offices Feeling Pain of Weakened Economy
10. Carefx Expands International Presence with New Office in London
11. Grants Office CEO Available for Media Interviews on Stimulus Funding
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... ... In an age where the cost of energy is rising, Susquehanna Health’s ... 2009. The Williamsport Regional Medical Center (WRMC) campus has grown 50 percent since 2010, ... , According to Facilities Management Administrative Director Dieter Reichmann, this is the result of ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... A child without a healthy mouth is ... the leading remote invisible aligner system, has joined with Global Dental Relief ... For each aligner treatment plan purchased, SmileCareClub will donate one clinic visit to a ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2015 , ... Scientists in ... tissue biopsy in 18 patients with or without mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted ... , The doctors from PhenoPath Laboratories in Seattle and the University of British Columbia ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... Miami, FL (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... announces the Driveway Snow Blanket, a snow melting invention that helps people in clearing ... $17 billion and will continue to grow at 3.8% per year," says Scott Cooper, ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... With Fall weather approaching and holiday travel season ... Facebook Hair Styler Contest. , Enter to win! , How to Enter:, 1. ... Favorite Hair Style? , 3. Follow us on Instagram @thebeautyplace , 4. Share ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/13/2015)... , Oct. 13, 2015   Micell Technologies ... DESSOLVE I and II trials of its MiStent Sirolimus ... ® ) were presented at the 27th Annual ... San Francisco , October 11-15. TCT ... cardiovascular medicine. MiStent SES was designed to optimize vessel ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... -- Health Gorilla ( ) today announced the launch ... secure platform for clinical data and communications poised to change ... healthcare in the US. The launch follows the closing of ... of $4.4M raised to date, with Data Collective ... Harris Barton , Orfin Ventures and ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... 2015 China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc. ... "), a leading China-based retail, wholesale and online distributor ... online and retail pharmacies, announced preliminary half year fiscal ... pharmacy through , growing 438% year over ... China Jo-Jo,s online sales are ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: