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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health
Website created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human services to provide reliable health information for women.

CHANGE: Center for Health and Gender Equity


Breast Cancer Information Center
Maintained by the Feminist Majority Online, this site includes fact sheets, bibliographies, directories of hotlines, and other information.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer.

National Cervical Cancer Coalition
The coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting research and awareness of cervical cancer screening programs and treatment options. One aspect of the group's mission is to act as a clearinghouse for women and family members of cervical cancer patients; its web site contributes to that function with news, conference reports, and vast links for patients and health care professionals.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Ovarian cancer survivors in Boca Raton, FL founded this group that now claims to be the leading ovarian cancer public information and education organization in the United States. NOCC aims to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and offers information about prevention, detection, and treatment. The web site also provides a searchable database to locate books, tapes, toll-free phone numbers, and web sites.

Heart Disease

The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
WomenHeart is the only national patient-centered organization that provides support, education and advocacy for women living with heart disease. Through our coalition of national organizations and community-based support networks, we offer comprehensive services to women with heart disease and empower all women to take charge of their heart health. WomenHeart is a preferred source of information for public policy leaders and the media. Through our advocacy efforts, all women receive early detection, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of their heart disease.


Center for Women & HIV Advocacy (CWHA)
The Center for Women & HIV Advocacy was created to respond to the unmet needs of women living with HIV/AIDS and to help build a national movement that will shape HIV/AIDS policy for women within the United States. CWHA builds upon HIV Law Project’s highly successful advocacy training program for women living with HIV/AIDS and expands upon our policy analysis and advocacy efforts regarding issues affecting HIV-positive women. Through legal education, advocacy training, and issue specific community outreach, CWHA empowers HIV-positive women by giving them the tools to organize and the skills to educate each other, public officials, journalists, and the general public, on issues important to them, their families, and the communities in which they live.

International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW)
The International Community of Women Living with HIV is the only global network by and for women living with HIV. ICW envisions a world where all women living with HIV live free of gender oppression, realizing and claiming their full rights inclusive of sexual, reproductive, legal, social, economic and health rights.

Positive Women's Network USA
PWN-USA envisions a world where women living with HIV can live long, healthy, dignified and productive lives, free from stigma and discrimination. Our mission is to prepare and involve all women living with HIV, in all our diversity, including gender identity and sexual expression, in all levels of policy and decision-making.

Positively Trans
Positively Trans (T+), developed and directed by Transgender Law Center Senior Strategist Cecilia Chung, is a constituent-led project grounded in the principle that we are all capable of forming our own network, telling our own stories, and developing our own advocacy strategies in response to inequities, stigma, and discrimination over punitive laws and lack of legal protections in our local communities. With the support of Elton John AIDS Foundation, TLC launched T+ as a response to the structural inequalities that drive the high rate of HIV/AIDS and poor health outcomes. By partnering with a National Advisory Board of community leaders, T+ seeks to mobilize and promote resilience of trans people most impacted by or living with HIV/AIDS, particularly trans women of color, through research, policy advocacy, legal advocacy, and leadership strengthening.

Race Matters: Women and HIV
An information and fact sheet compiled by The Well Project about race, gender, and HIV.

Women Alive
Women Alive is based in Los Angeles, California and is a non-profit organization organized by and for women with HIV/AIDS to provide information and support. The group provides counseling and operates a toll free phone line as well as treatment education, advocacy services, and development of individualized treatment strategies. The web site offers access to a newsletter, details about legislation, quarterly medical updates, and fact sheets.

The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS
The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA) is a worldwide alliance bringing together civil society groups working on HIV, women, girls and gender equality, including networks of women living with HIV, women’s rights organizations, AIDS service organizations, faith-based organizations, networks of women from key populations, care-giving networks, men and boy’s organizations working explicitly for gender equality, the private sector, and the United Nations system, hosted by the UNAIDS secretariat. Since its inception in 2004, the GCWA has strived to contribute to the strategic positioning of women and girls as integral to the HIV response, ensuring its relevance to the dynamic nature of the HIV epidemic, emerging issues related to women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, and shifting aid architectures, to best meet the needs of women and girls.

The Black AIDS Institute
Founded in May of 1999, the Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute's Mission is to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The Institute interprets public and private sector HIV policies, conducts trainings, offers technical assistance, disseminates information and provides advocacy mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view.

National Women and AIDS Collective
Founded in 2005, The National Women and AIDS Collective’s (NWAC) mission is to advocate and build the capacity of women-led and serving organizations and programs to work in partnership with women impacted by HIV/AIDS in order to improve their overall health and quality of life.

Reproductive Health

NARAL Pro-Choice America
NARAL Pro-Choice America's mission is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice America works to educate Americans and officeholders about the broad range of issues encompassing a woman’s right to choose and elect pro-choice candidates at all levels of government.

National Right to Life Committee
The ultimate goal of the National Right to Life Committee is to restore legal protection to innocent human life. The primary interest of the National Right to Life Committee and its members has been the abortion controversy; however, it is also concerned with related matters of medical ethics which relate to the right to life issues of euthanasia and infanticide. The Committee does not have a position on issues such as contraception, sex education, capital punishment, and national defense.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine
The society, established in 1944, promotes the study of reproduction and reproductive disorders. Web site offers descriptions of services provided to medical professionals and patients, literature for patients, government news and legislative updates, information about infertility insurance, announcements of society meetings, and links to other related organizations' web sites. Searchable by keyword.

National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
This clearinghouse was established in 1986 as a service of the Children's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The web site provides sections for adoptees, adoptive parents, professionals, and birth relatives. It links to the National Adoption Directory as well as to adoption laws, statistics, a bibliographic database, and NAIC publications.

Planned Parenthood
Provides educational resources on birth-control, public affairs information, news, indexed web links, contact information, and information on Planned Parenthood affiliates. Site is searchable.

Lets Get Real Campaign
The "Get Real about Teen Pregnancy" campaign is committed to involving adults, the media, policy makers, community activists and the healthcare community in addressing teen pregnancy in a realistic, thoughtful manner.

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