The WHAM Report
WHAM is investing in women’s health research to transform women’s lives. WHAM works across diseases that impact women differently and differentially – brain health, heart health, immune and autoimmune health and cancer. The WHAM Report shows the impact of accelerating sex and gender–based health research on women, their families, and the economy.
The impacts of our limited knowledge about women’s health relative to men’s because of insufficient research addressing women is far-reaching. WHAM commissioned the RAND Corporation to study these impacts for: Alzheimer’s disease (brain); rheumatoid arthritis (autoimmune), and cardiovascular disease (heart). The WHAM Report: The Case to Fund Women’s Health Research highlights findings across all three diseases in one brief report.
The results are in. Across the board, funding women’s health research creates huge economic benefits.
What does this mean?
The WHAM Report findings mean that we have a lot to gain from taking immediate action to increase funding for women’s health.
What is WHAM doing?
The WHAM Report is a powerful tool for change.
WHAM works with advocates, economists, scientists, business leaders, public health experts and policy makers to:
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What People are Saying
Marsha Henderson, former Associate Commissioner for Women's Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire, President and CEO, La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Congresswoman Haley Stevens
Dr. Maria Freire, Former President & Executive Director of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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Our Partners and Collaborators
We are so thankful for the dedicated, invested partnership of the research team at the RAND Corporation who conducted the analysis and brought their findings to life. The research methodology and the microsimulation models have been vetted by a diverse panel of experts convened by RAND.
WHAM’s leadership of this research project was encouraged through the generous support and collaboration from the following partners and collaborators:
In the News
WHAM Launches #3not30 Campaign to Call for Doubling the Funding for Women’s Health Research in the Next Three Years
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Lung cancer kills more women in the U.S. than breast, ovarian and cervical cancers combined. The report commissioned by Women’s Health Access Matters (WHAM) is …
National Health Organization Advancing Women’s Health Research Honors Three Scientists Aiming to Reduce Sex Disparities in Health with First “Edge Awards”
Women’s Health Access Matters (WHAM) funds “next generation of leaders in health research.” Greenwich, CT (October 21, 2022) – Women’s Health Access Matters (WHAM) today …
WHAM is dedicated to funding women’s health research to transform women’s lives. This is the first analysis of its kind — beyond quantifying costs and benefits, the WHAM Report is an accountability index for change. In the future, we plan to include lung cancer, study different socioeconomic groups and examine global impacts, to name just a few. We encourage other leaders, including advocates, economists, scientists, business leaders, public health experts, and policymakers, to draw from and act on the results of this report.