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Women and Sex/Gender Differences Research Program Related Sites

  • 2013 Trans-HHS Intimate Partner Violence Screening and Counseling: Research Symposium - The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) developed a joint Web Portal to serve as a central electronic resource for this research symposium, held on December 9, 2013 at NIH. Most of the HHS agencies have provided content to this portal, as well as other federal agencies such as the Department of Justice, the Department of Labor, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Further content will be added to the Web Portal after the symposium. In preparations for this symposium, ORW developed a factsheet on NIH work focused on violence against women: http://whr.nlm.nih.gov/orwh_in_focus_violence.pdf (PDF, 287KB).
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is an agency of the Public Health Service, in the Department of Health and Human Services. It's mission: To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.
  • The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) - The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) is a resource for research on addiction and substance abuse. It provides access to information, research and commentary on tobacco, alcohol and drug abuse issues including prevention, treatment and cost data.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH)

     - The Office for Special Populations develops and coordinates research policies and programs to assure increased emphasis on the mental health needs of women and minority populations.
  • NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) - The Office of Research on Women's Health serves as the focal point for women's health research at the National Institutes of Health.
  • The Office on Women's Health (OWH) - The Office on Women's Health (OWH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  (HHS), works to improve the health and sense of well-being of all U.S. women and girls. OWH serves as the focal point for women's health activities within HHS offices and agencies. OWH leads programs to improve women's health and collaborates across HHS and with other partners on women's health activities.
  • The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences - The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) works to enhance the knowledge of sex/gender differences by facilitating interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among scientists and clinicians of diverse backgrounds.
  • Society for Women's Health Research - The Society for the Advancement of Women's Health Research is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the health of women through research.
  • Substance Abuse and Women: Resources for Women - SAMHSA's NCADI offers several resources for helping older adults recognize and overcome substance abuse disorders, deal effectively with anger, and cope with depression. Also included is information about how both medications and alcohol affect the bodies of older adults, and steps to take in order to avoid harmful reactions.
  • White House Council on Women and Girls (CWG) - On March 11, 2009, President Obama signed an Executive Order creating the White House Council on Women and Girls. In his remarks at the signing, the President underscored that the purpose of the Council is "to ensure that each of the agencies in which they're charged takes into account the needs of women and girls in the policies they draft, the programs they create, the legislation they support" and that the true purpose of our government is "to ensure that in America, all things are still possible for all people.
  • Womenshealth.gov (HHS) - This site provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women's health information resources. This site can link you to a wide variety of women's health-related material developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, other Federal agencies, and private sector resources. There is also a toll free call center at 1-800-994-9662 and TDD at 1-888-220-5446.

This page was last updated May 2012