Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Women's Health Task Force (WHTF)?

The Women’s Health Task Force is one of a number of task forces of the National Council of Women’s Organizations. The NCWO’s task forces bring together the leading women’s experts for strategy and policy discussions in order to identify and enable opportunities for the groups to work together to advance specific issues. Founded in October 2006, the Women’s Health Task Force is made up of representatives from NCWO member organizations. The Task Force’s initial focus was on educational and legislative issues regarding cervical cancer prevention. The WHTF continues to expand its efforts to address other health areas.

Who leads WHTF?

The Women's Health Task Force is voluntarily co-chaired by Carolyn Jacobson of the Coalition of Labor Union Women and Aimee Gallagher of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH).

How are decisions made about which issues WHTF will focus on?

Task Force co-chairs and members in conjunction with committee members determine the priorities.

When does the WHTF meet?

The Task Force generally meets once a month.

How do I get involved with WHTF?

Contact one of the task force co-chairs.

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