American College of Women's Health Physicians, Schaumburg, USA

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American College of Women's Health Physicians, Schaumburg, USA
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Street address: 1111 N. Plaza Drive Suite 550
City: Schaumburg
State or Province: IL
Country: United States
Location:
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Location coordinates: 42° 2' 54" N, 88° 2' 33" W
Executive Director: Charlea Massion, MD
Contact number: (847) 517-7402
Contact email: chiaraassociates@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.acwhp.org/
Target: Women
Organization type: National NGO (operating countrywide or advocating at the national level)
Sectors: Education
Other sectors: Health
Year founded/registered: 1978

Contents

Summary

Members of the American College of Women's Health Physicians are committed to developing models of medical education, research, clinical practice and organizational functioning that include explicit attention to sex- and gender-based knowledge, skills and valued and a firm commitment to the health and well-being of all participants. Thus far, we have identified seven principles that reflect our values and underlying beliefs.

About

The ACWHP Mission: To advance women-centered health care.

The ACWHP Goals:

  • To establish the medical specialty of Women's Health.
  • To encourage and facilitate the education and training of Women's Health Physicians and those in post-graduate training.
  • To encourage and facilitate education about Women's Health issues for physicians and post-graduate trainees in all specialties and settings.
  • To collaborate with other professional organizations in the education, training and support of all Women's Health providers.
  • To encourage and facilitate the education of all medical students in the field of Women's Health.
  • To promote quality Women's Health services.
  • To promote education in Women's Health to the public.
  • To encourage and support basic and clinical research in Women's Health, and to advocate research methods that most accurately reflect women's lives.
  • To promote social policies that advance Women's Health.
  • To encourage Women's Health Physicians' representation in medical organizations and academic institutions.

To promote universal access to quality, cost-effective Women's Health care. Members of the American College of Women's Health Physicians are committed to developing models of medical education, research, clinical practice and organizational functioning that include explicit attention to sex- and gender-based knowledge, skills and values and a firm commitment to the health and well-being of all participants. Thus far, we have identified seven principles that reflect our values and underlying beliefs. However, we view this document as a work in progress and welcome your feedback.

Diversity: The recognition and valuing of diversity is key to the development of progressive models of medical education, research, patient care and organizational development.

The Respectful and Therapeutic Use of Power: The respectful use of power is "the capacity to produce a positive and mutually empowering change."

Complexity: Health is a function of the interactions among biological, cultural, environmental, ethnic, familial, genetic, legal, occupational, physiological, psychological, social, spiritual factors and, sometimes, chance.

Activism: Many of the health problems of girls and women are influenced by the broader political and economic contexts of their lives.

Eclectic Healing Practices Healing takes many forms.

Woman-Centered: Women's Health is a distinct body of biomedical, psychological and sociological knowledge and skills based on the study of girl's and women's experiences.

Individual and Organizational Well-Being: Individual and collective success occurs best in a context of care, mutuality, and respectful connection.

Activities

Please check our website for future meeting information.

Needs

The Foundation For Women's Health is the charitable arm of the American College of Women's Health Physicians. It works to encourage and support basic and clinical research and educational activities in the area of women's health. Foundation goals are to develop models of clinical practice, medical education, biopsychosocial research and organizational development that include explicit attention to sex- and gender-based knowledge, skills and values and a firm commitment to health and well-being of all participants. The Foundation For Women's Health is a 501(c)(3) organization authorized to operate for charitable and educational purposes only, and your donation is fully tax deductible.

The ACWHP Foundation is registered with the CFC and individuals that are interested in donating to the ACWHP may do so on their own or through their work sites if their work site participates. To submit a donation, please visit http://www.bestcfc.org/ and enter "womens health" in the subject field. The ACWHP represents the Foundation for Women's Health.


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