Women's Health Foundation to Transfer Expansive Pelvic Health Content Library to HealthyWomen

Agreement Positions HealthyWomen as the Leading Online Destination for All Women's Pelvic Health Information


Chicago, I.L. — Women's Health Foundation (WHF) is pleased to announce that it will transfer its extensive content on adult women's pelvic health to HealthyWomen (HW), the nation's leading nonprofit online health information source for women. This will make HealthyWomen.org's Pelvic Health Center the most robust and in-depth online source for women's pelvic health and wellness content.

The move allows WHF to focus on pelvic health education for adolescent girls ages 10 through 14, their parents, educators and health care providers. With this shift in focus, WHF has been renamed To Know Is To Know (TKTK). Under this new entity, Below Your Belt (BYB), an L3C for the development of a pelvic health digital platform has also been launched. To Know Is To Know will bring pelvic health education and information to underserved girls in the United States through community outreach, while Below Your Belt will be an app to teach adolescent-focused pelvic health material.

TKTK will be led by acting Executive Director Karla Alegria, former program director at WHF. The BYB initiative is spearheaded by CEO Missy Lavender, founder of the former WHF. Lavender will serve on both the HealthyWomen and TKTK advisory boards.

"It's exciting to add our pelvic health library to HealthyWomen's rich online platform," Lavender said. "We are pleased to hand off the cornerstone of our last 13 years of work to a trusted ally, while we pivot our focus to adolescent youths—the future of women's pelvic health and wellness. To bend the health care cost curve, we have to start young."

"Through its extensive content, Women's Health Foundation has educated and informed women on the importance of pelvic health for years," said Beth Battaglino, HealthyWomen CEO. "We are thrilled with this content acquisition, because it gives us the opportunity to become the leading online destination for women's pelvic health content and allows WHF to focus on the pelvic health and wellness of adolescents."

About Women's Health Foundation

Since 2004, Women's Health Foundation (WHF) has been a pioneering nonprofit resource dedicated to improving the pelvic health and wellness of women and girls through research, education and community outreach.

About Below Your Belt and To Know Is To Know

Co-created by To Know Is To Know and Missy Lavender, Below Your Belt L3C, will bring pelvic health education for adolescent girls through a digital platform. A crowd-funding campaign through iFundWomen.com has raised 40 percent of the venture's target development budget to date.

About HealthyWomen

For more than 25 years, HealthyWomen has inspired and empowered millions of women to take a proactive role in their health. A progressive and unique women's health not-for-profit, HealthyWomen combines a 24/7 online health media platform with award-winning education and advocacy campaigns. HealthyWomen's web destination engages with readers and health care providers alike and provides valuable health information that educates women and guides them through the various ages and stages of life. For more information on HealthyWomen, visit www.healthywomen.org.

Contacts

HealthyWomen
Amy Takis, 917-215-2232
atakis@healthywomen.org
or
Below Your Belt
Missy Lavender, 312-287-1951
missy@belowyourbelt.org

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