According to the ORWH strategic plan, research going forward must reach into several different areas.
The ORWH strategic plan calls for partnerships across NIH, academia, and the advocacy and public policy groups for a better understanding of women's health research.
Scientists and policy makers gathered at the NIH meeting to celebrate 20 years of the ORWH.
The strategic plan, the third agenda-setting report produced by the ORWH over the past 20 years, specifies six goals:
The ORWH strategic plan calls for partnerships across the NIH, academia, and the advocacy and public policy groups for a better understanding of women's health research.
The ORWH announces the publication of an investigator-initiated exploratory developmental program, using the R21 grant mechanism.
ORWH and its scientific partners across the NIH are interested particularly in encouraging extramural investigators to undertake new interdisciplinary research to advance studies on how sex and gender factors affect women's health.
Following the creation of ORWH
, other Federal agencies developed a focus on women's health issues, including CMS.
Women's activities are limited by health problems approximately 25 percent more days each year than are men's activities," according to ORWH.
What is more, the statistics on gender disparities are true even when reproductive problems are eliminated from the calculations, according to the ORWH summary report entitled "Opportunities for Research on Women's Health.
The Advisory Committee on Women's Health shall be created to supervise the research activities to be undertaken by the ORWH
In 2009, ORWH
is holding 4 regional scientific workshops and public hearings to update the women's health research agenda.