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The AWPH Agenda Statement

The Association of Women in Public Health (AWPH) is an organization that combines two of the most fundamental issues of human health - Public Health and Women’s roles. Improvements in public health have been accredited with increased length and quality of life. Many studies have shown that when women have increased knowledge, attitudes and skills, they, their families and their communities also experience this increased length of life and improved quality of life. This organization therefore strives to improve the general public’s health, and women’s roles in this improvement. 

The AWPH’s agenda therefore includes promoting networking; making information about gender related opportunities like research, internships, and other opportunities available to the women in public health; enlightening women about their increased health risks with respect to certain diseases; educating women about policies and agendas that affect them; and promoting activism and lobbying.