We have made progress in women’s participation in clinical trials. To continue this momentum, the FDA Office of Women’s Health launched the Diverse Women in Clinical Trials Initiative in January 2016 to raise awareness about clinical trial participation by women of all ages, ethnicities and gender identities, as well as those with various chronic health conditions and disabilities. The initiative also works to share best practices about clinical research design, recruitment, and subpopulation analyses.
FDA OWH is collaborating with the following public and private stakeholders to conduct educational outreach, host scientific workshops and webinars, and promote resources for investigators.
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- Association of Clinical Research Professionals
- Balm in Gilead, Inc.
- Cancer Prevention & Treatment Fund
- Capital Area Health Education Center
- Disruptive Women in Health Care
- Family Caregiver Alliance/ National Center on Caregiving
- Lupus Foundation of America
- Lupus Research Alliance
- National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
- The National Caucus & Center on Black Aging, Inc.
- National Black Nurses Association
- National Alliance for Caregiving
- National Center for Health Research
- National Hispanic Medical Association
- National Indian Council on Aging
- National Institute on Aging - Recruiting Older Adults in Research Project
- National Partnership for Women & Families
- National Women's Health Network
- Precision Research Institute, LLC
- Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) - National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
- Society for Women's Health Research
- UsAgainstAlzheimer’s / GALAXY
- The Population Council
- The Well Project
- Sign up to help us raise awareness about the participation of diverse women in clinical trials.
- Complete the collaboration form (PDF 112KB) and fax it to the FDA Office of Women's Health.
How You Can Help
- Link to the website: www.fda.gov/womeninclinicaltrials
- Send out an article or announcement via your newsletter, magazine or social media channels (A Partner Toolkit is available.)
- Incorporate our free Campaign materials into your existing activities and events
- Host a webinar or outreach event
- Use the NIH Outreach Toolkit to encourage recruitment of women in clinical research
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