Who We Are
The Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health is based at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University and publishes the peer-reviewed journal Women's Health Issues. Our mission is to identify and study aspects of healthcare and public health, including legal and policy issues, that affect women’s health at different life stages; to foster awareness of and facilitate dialogue around issues that affect women’s health; and to promote interdisciplinary research, coordination, and information dissemination.
WASHINGTON, DC (June 16, 2020) — Women’s health in the United States has long lagged behind other high-income countries on critical issues including reproductive health, maternal mortality, chronic disease, mental health, and gender-based violence.
WASHINGTON, DC (March 11, 2020) — Critical women’s health issues—-including reproductive health, maternal mortality, chronic disease, mental health, and gender-based violence—-have not received sufficient attention in the 2020 elections.
WASHINGTON, DC (March 10, 2020) — Studies often analyze sexual minority women as a single group—e.g., without distinguishing between lesbian, bisexual, and mostly heterosexual women—and this can obscure differences between groups of women with different sexual orientations.