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 2017, HealthyWomen kicked off its policy efforts with the national #KeeptheCare campaign, which continues to educate women about the availability of 26 zero-cost preventive health services, like mammograms and Pap tests, and the importance of maintaining access to them. Today we also seek to educate women about common barriers to care, such as restrictive health insurance, and provide insights about how women can take action on key health policy issues.

At HealthyWomen, we believe these key health policy issues include: 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.

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