Health Policy Affects Your Health

Decisions made by local, state and federal policymakers can directly affect your health. That's why HealthyWomen's Policy Center offers objective information and resources about policy topics we've identified as priorities for women's health.

Because your voice matters.

In 2018, our nationwide WomenTalk® survey asked women to share their views on a range of health-related topics. Today these results are helping to inform our work, engage our partners, and importantly, keep you updated on health-policy issues that may affect your health, including Access to Care, Affordability, Preventive Care, Chronic Conditions & Policy, Opioid Use Disorder, Medication Safety, and Medical Research & Clinical Trials.

HealthyWomen Policy Center Resources

The Policy Statements page has policy statements, comment letters, articles and other documents which are written by HealthyWomen experts and partners about policy priorities for women's health. These statements typically respond to proposed state or federal legislation or government rules that may affect women's health.

The Take Action page page provides information on how to contact your elected and appointed officials to let them know your health and health care matters.

Our Women's Health Facts and Perspectives report offers insight for women, policy makers, the media and others seeking to understand the fundamentals of women's health issues. Use data and links in this resource as a starting point for policy perspectives and advocacy needs associated with women's health.

And, as always, we want to hear from you about your questions about health policy. Please send any comments to