The Case to Fund Women’s Health Research
Did you know?
Women’s health is an economic issue we can’t afford to ignore.
If we invest $300 million in women’s health research across just three diseases, we get $13 billion in returns to our economy.
Listen to WHAM Founder, CEO and Chair Carolee Lee highlight key findings from The WHAM Report and build the case for funding women’s health research:
The Case to Fund Women's Health Research
The WHAM Report is a series of studies that examine the impact of accelerating sex and gender–based health research on women, their families, and the economy. WHAM commissioned the RAND Corporation to study these impacts for: rheumatoid arthritis (autoimmune), coronary artery disease (heart) and Alzheimer’s disease (brain). The WHAM Report: The Case to Fund Women’s Health Research highlights findings across all three diseases in one brief report.
What People are Saying
“We cannot afford to ignore women’s health. The WHAM Report shows that this is not only better for our health, but also for economic opportunity.”
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro
Chair of the House Appropriations Committee
“Women are a significant force in our economy. Thanks to the WHAM Report we know that investments in women’s health research are investments that grow and strengthen our entire economy.”
Representative Don Beyer
Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee
“The data is stunning showing that increasing the commitment to women’s heart research will drive better health and better economic results. It’s high time that women are equally represented in cardiovascular research to address the leading cause of death in women.”
CEO of the American Heart Association
“The WHAM Report provides essential new information. We can no longer hide from what this is doing to our economy and our families. The potential benefits and savings are enormous.”
Former Associate Commissioner for Women's Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration