Women’s Health Advocacy: Saving Lives a Million at a Time

July 1, 2022
21 minutes

Director Marnie Hertzler, Producer Emma Hannaway

In this documentary, Senator Mikulski speaks about how the women of the Senate worked across the aisle to advocate for women’s health. She focuses on the creation and codification of the National Institute of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health, the fight for women’s health equity, and the Affordable Care Act’s Women’s Health Amendment. Her approach demonstrates the importance of collegiality and respect in the reaching the larger objective of equitable access to health care and research.

About Women’s Health

The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health is the first Public Health Service office dedicated specifically to promoting women’s health research within and beyond the NIH scientific community.

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