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Black Women Health Imperative Introduces the Rare Disease Diversity Coalition Formed To End Racial Disparities In Rare Disease Diagnosis, Research And Treatment

Today, the Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) hosts the first public meeting of the Rare Disease Diversity Coalition (RDDC). RDDC seeks to address the pressing challenges faced by marginalized populations and identify potential solutions. Led by BWHI and comprised of a diverse group of healthcare organizations, patient advocacy groups, and industry experts, the RDDC is poised to achieve action in the years…

Adjuvant Capital Raises a $300M Global Public Health Venture Fund Backed by the Gates Foundation, Merck, and Novartis

“Billions of people around the world live under constant assault from diseases like malaria, shigella, hookworm, tuberculosis, and Lassa fever, yet Wall Street and Silicon Valley typically pay little attention to these widespread challenges.” Glenn Rockman and Jenny Yip believe this needs to change and have announced a new oversubscribed $300M fund focused on accelerating the development of medical innovations for historically…

Online Reproductive Health Provider Simple Health Now Also Offers Supplements

Simple Health, an online reproductive health provider, known for simplifying access to birth control, now also offers supplements made for patient’s reproductive health. The new product line includes a 5-in-1 multivitamin, a probiotic blend for a healthy gut micobiome, and a cranberry extract for Urinary Tract Support. The Simple Health branded new line of products was formulated by the company’s team of…

Sparks Sign Multi-Year Community Partnership With Anthem Blue Cross to Address Health Inequities and Social Justice

The Los Angeles Sparks and Anthem Blue Cross announced today a multi-year partnership aimed at serving under-resourced communities through social justice initiatives, health and wellness activations, and athlete advocacy. The New York Liberty, Indiana Fever, and Atlanta Dream are also partnering with Anthem’s sister companies to make a positive impact in their respective cities. Founded in 1996, the Los Angeles Sparks are…

New Paper Provides Strategies for Making Health Care Environments More Inclusive for Sexual and Gender Minorities

A paper published today in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved provides detailed guidance for creating culturally responsive health care environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people. Authored by leading educators and clinical experts on LGBTQIA+ health care from The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts…

March for Moms Names Laneceya Russ Executive Director

Today, March for Moms, a leading national advocacy organization dedicated to ending the nation’s maternal health crisis, has named Laneceya Russ its Executive Director. Russ, a Louisiana-based women’s health advocate, brings a decade of community-driven advocacy to the organization as it continues to advance Federal and State policy that expands and extends Medicaid coverage for pregnant and birthing people, advocates for greater access…

Twentyeight Health Expands to the U.S. West Coast and Launches Its Telemedicine Platform in California, Oregon, and Washington

Twentyeight Health, a digital health company offering affordable access and convenience for women’s sexual and reproductive healthcare, today announced an expansion across the West Coast. Starting today, Twentyeight Health is available to residents of California, Oregon, and Washington. “As Twentyeight Health continues to grow its geographic footprint, our team remains committed to giving women who are under- or uninsured an affordable and…

Birth Control Delivery Company Pandia Health Launches in Colorado

If there’s anything the last year and the global pandemic taught us, it’s that we need the products and services we use delivered in the safest and most convenient way possible. A birth control delivery and telemedicine company is launching in Colorado to make life easier and healthier for women. Pandia Health is the only women-founded, women-led, doctor-led birth control delivery company. Founded in…