Mission and Vision Statement
A health care system that: offers woman-directed, woman-centered care, adjusts to each woman’s unique physiological, psychological, and social care needs, prioritizes women’s best interests over those of institutions and specialties, and equitably provides a broad array of choices created by and for women.
The Women’s Health Council will achieve our vision through the following actions.
- Join together with other Right Care Alliance Councils, activists, practitioners, patients, scholars, and organizations across the country to promote shared values and catalyze a revolution in women’s health care.
- Support our members in creating actions at the ground level to challenge the practices and organizations that stand in the way of our vision.
- Help one another with media support in promoting and covering our protest actions, our critiques of the present system, our proposals for change, and our own models of success.
- Conduct analyses and provide evidence and education that support a rebalancing of the corporate and institutional control of women’s health care. This can include action on issues (e.g. regulation) at local, state, and national levels.
- Actively seek patients’ and practitioners’ input on key areas of need in the reform movement.
Kim DiGioia, MSPH, Co-Chair, Women’s Health Council
Trina Hikel, MD, Co-Chair, Women’s Health Council
Donglin Zhang, Coordinator, Women’s Health Council