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PHR News of the Week: Progress in Women’s Health: 1985 – 2015 Webinar

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the landmark 1985 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Report of the Public Health Service Task Force on Women’s Health Issues. On Tuesday, April 7, federal government leaders in women’s health, Dr. Nancy Lee, Dr. Janine Austin Clayton, and Ms. Marsha Henderson, discussed both achievements from the past and challenges for the future in women’s health. The presenters described progress in women’s reproductive health, understanding of sex differences in medicine, and the inclusion of women in clinical research. An archive of the webinar is available for viewing here. This subject was also featured in the March/April issue of Public Health Reports, Women’s Health: 30 Years of Progress in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


The official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Surgeon General since 1878, PHR serves as an informative and accessible resource for practitioners, professors, scholars, and students of public health. Published in collaboration with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), the bi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal provides important research and presents key discussions on the major issues confronting the public health community. For full access to current content, visit the Public Health Reports website to subscribe.