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Subject-specific Data Sets

Women's Health Initiative Datasets - published 1/30/13.(US)  National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI study involving 161,808 women aged 50-79 with two major parts. RCT focus: Hormone Therapy, Dietary Modification and Calcium/Vitamin D. Total enrollment: 68,132 postmenopausal women. Observational study focus:  "the relationship between lifestyle, health and risk factors and specific disease outcomes...tracking the medical history and health habits of 93,676 women. Recruitment for the observational study was completed in 1998 and participants were followed for 8 to 12 years."

Women's Health USA 2013 from US Dept of Health and Human Service Health Resources and Services Admin's Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Women's Health Data from Swedish National Data Service

Women's Health Data Book 2001, including Adolescent and Women of Color highlights and fact sheets from the Jacobs Instutte of Women's Helath at the George Washington University

The Million Women Study - Data is only available on request, but this site summarizes progress and publications from this ongoing study of women’s health, involving more than one million UK women aged 50 and over.

Quick Health Data Online - Office on Women's Health's interactive system of "reliable and easily accessible health data [ at state and county levels for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and US territories and possessions] to help assess needs, deevelop programs, and inform policies. Data availalbe by gender, race, ethnicity from a variety of national and state sources and organized into 11 main categories including demographics, mortality, natality, reproductive health, violence prevention, disease and mental health.

Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) - A multi-site longitudinal, epidemiologic study designed to examine the health of women during their middle years,  co-sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Research on Women’s Health, and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  Data is available on request and publications are listed.


GenderMed DB database from The International Society for Gender Medicine (IGM)

Selected Grey Lit and Funding Sources

Henry J. Kaiser Women's Health Policy program - on access barriers; economic, racial and ethnic disparities, women's interactions with the health care system, impact of health care reform policy briefs on key trends and issues that disproportionately affect women to inform current policy debates. 

Climate & Development Knowledge Network March 2014 report: How should the new international disaster risk framework address gender equality?

Oxfam International 2013 Violence against girls & women in emergencies

Newcomb College Center for Research on Women at Tulane and Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology, University of New Orleans. December 2008. Katrina and the Women of New Orleans.

United Nations Environment Programme. 2011 Women at the Frontline of Climate Change: Gender Risks and Hopes, a Rapid Response Assessment

NY Times. NIH tells researchers to end sex bias in early studies 5/15/14

Nature comment about NIH policy change  5-14-14

WHO Gender mainstreaming in WHO: What's next? 2011 report

Promoting integration of sex and gender in biomedical and health related research. Proceedings of GenderBasic Expert Meeting January 26-27, Maastricht, the Netherlands)

Health and Wellness for Adolescent Girls and Women with Mental and Behavioral Health Conditions - Women's Integrated Systems for Health Project at University of North Carolina at Chaptel HIll and Georgetown University's Maternal and Child Health Library's "knowledge path" on promising, practical inventions for women of childbearing age who experience a mental, memotional or behavioral health condition. Topics include reproductive and maternal health, chronic conditions, intentional injury, healthy behaviors and health disparities. Resource list for families of such women.

Reports, etc.

Status of Women in the United States 2015: Health and Well-Being. 57-page report from Institute for Women's Health Research

FDA Women's Health Research With links to presentations and publication from the Office of Women's Health, OWH Research Iniitiative, Women in Clinical Trials and Pregancy Registries.

NACCHO Staying Resilient in Hard Times: Local Collaboration for Women, Children, Youth and Families. Report discussing Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health 2012 survey results. Describes existing and potential partners in local jurisdictions. Free registration is required to download the report. 

Women's Health USA 2010 Published by US Dept Health & Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), October 2010. Sections include population characteristics, health status, and health services utilization.

World Health Organization 2013 Global and regional estimates of violence against women: Prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence.

International Agency for Research on Cancer Globocan 2012 ,  the latest data on cancer incidence, mortality, and prevalence worldwide. The new version of IARC's online database, GLOBOCAN 2012, provides the most recent estimates for 28 types of cancer in 184 countries worldwide and offers a comprehensive overview of the global cancer burden." 

AACP Women's Health Curriculum - 2013 revised curriculum ffrom American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Womens Health and Mortality Chartbook - 2014 edition of this statistical resource on women's health for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands from the Dept. of Health and Human Service's Office on Women's Health.28 different health indicators by race and ethnicity, plus a collection of current jurisdiction data on critical issues relevant to women

State of Women's Coverage: Health Plan Violations of the Affordable Care Act. 40 page report from National Women's Law Center.

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