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Nation's Doctors Powerful Ally in Call to Preserve Health Insurance

Date Created: February 5, 2017 01:54 PM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

Republicans are increasingly talking about "repairing" President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a softer tone that comes as their march to fulfill a keystone campaign promise encounters disunity, drooping momentum and a deluge of calls, emails, letters and pleas from voters nervous about losing coverage. And now key physician leaders are standing up publicly for their patients.


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#MillionLetterMarch: A Blizzard of Mail is Going to Washington to Protect the ACA

Date Created: January 25, 2017 07:13 PM
Author: Melissa Ford

 

You marched on Washington (or in one of the 673 sister marches around the world), but now what? Channel that energy, pick up a pen, and grab that random piece of stationery from your desk drawer. (Come on, you know the one I'm talking about. Everyone has that leftover notecard from a box of stationery they got at a White Elephant 15 years ago.) We're going to write the President.


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"I used to feel so uninspired"

Date Created: January 25, 2017 11:06 AM
Author: Mara Leff

 

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Walking for Her: Unpacking the Women's March on Washington

Date Created: January 25, 2017 08:15 AM
Author: Marissa Mastors

 

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Marching for Women's Rights-- A Family Affair

Date Created: January 23, 2017 04:38 PM
Author: Nancy Zionts

 

I proudly marched in downtown Pittsburgh this past Saturday – wearing my “fierce” pink and black boa. From the moment I drove into the downtown area and saw the crowds of all ages and genders arriving, I was moved to tears and action.

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The March is Over. Now Do This.

Date Created: January 23, 2017 10:15 AM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

While stowing our pussyhats and parsing the takeaways from the global Women’s March, here are two specific action steps to take today.

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"I March to Bear Witness to Love": Tell Us Why YOU Marched

Date Created: January 22, 2017 08:38 PM
Author: Melissa Ford

 

Over two million people gathered for women's rights this weekend, and we want to hear YOUR story if you attended one of the 673 worldwide marches. Are you like Sharon Terry, who marches for her daughter's generation?


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Millions of Women Get Ready to March on Washington and Sister Cities

Date Created: January 19, 2017 11:54 AM
Author: Melissa Ford

 

The Women's March on Washington kicks off the new year with a burst of activism.


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Women of Impact Are Changing Health Care

Date Created: January 18, 2017 06:06 PM
Author: Melissa Ford

 

A check-in with Jennifer Salopek, WOI Executive Director

Health care has holes. It has mendable tears and gaping chasms, and the question that looms over all of us is what we are going to do about it. These problems go beyond the repeal of the Affordable Care Act or environmental factors affecting health. Solving them means getting fresh eyes on the situation and diversity of thought.

We need more women in health care leadership positions.

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Cuttings Costs with "EPIc Hack"

Date Created: January 18, 2017 02:36 PM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

Hundreds of thousands of women will march on Washington, DC this weekend. But Dr. Vivian Lee's inventive action came from within the walls of the hospital she leads...in a cost-cutting "hack" of the increasingly expensive Epi-pen.
“It’s our responsibility to be responsible stewards of the American healthcare dollars.”
- Vivian Lee, MD, Ph.D, MBA, CEO, University of Utah Health Care

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Joanne Conroy, MD: "I was warned...not to be associated with 'women's issues..."

Date Created: January 18, 2017 01:20 PM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

Joanne Conroy, MD is CEO of one of the world's premiere hospitals. Here, the founder of the Women of Impact talks to WHAMGlobal about risk-taking, leaving a legacy, the time a physician colleague referred to her as "his 'Vanna White'", and what she would do "if I were 10 years younger".

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Expect as Much From Health Care as You Do From Uber

Date Created: January 10, 2017 06:37 PM
Author: Melissa Ford

 

If you called for an Uber and they said that they'd be there whenever, the vehicle may be unsafe and unclean, and the driver has a two-star rating, would you get in the car? Would you continue using the service, or would you demand safer, affordable, reliable transportation? If you expect Uber to get you from point A to point B safely and efficiently, why do you accept so much less from the health care system?


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Planning for 2017 - WHAM Wants Your Ideas!

Date Created: December 15, 2016 08:06 PM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

What are the action steps WHAMGlobal will focus on? What will most excite people about WHAM's Multi-City Champions program? These and other key questions drew a dozen Women of Impact to meet up and strategize this week in Washington, DC.

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WHAMGlobal At TedxBeacon St. 2016

Date Created: November 23, 2016 10:44 AM
Author: Karen Feinstein

 

Even to a person who’s presented to countless audiences, giving a TEDx Talk – a one-person show promising “Ideas Worth Spreading” - can be wildly intimidating. You must condense your world-changing idea into a succinct and engaging talk, delivered with energy and assurance. It has to represent a compelling idea put into action but also convey something about YOU the speaker. This calls for reflection on a lifetime of experiences that might have seemed random at the time, but somehow led to this very moment. The best talks grab not just the audience’s minds and heartstrings, but their sense of humor.

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WHAMGlobal Launches

Date Created: November 16, 2016 11:40 AM
Author: Karen Feinstein

 

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, WHAMGlobal launches with a Tedx Talk in Boston by its founder, Karen Feinstein.

Those of us working in the trenches of health care advocacy know Karen as a force, with an impressive record of achievement as CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh, PA. But you can trace Karen’s determination to fix the world’s problems back to when she was as a little girl, fascinated by the idea of Utopia. As she says in her talk, “At a young age I made shoebox villages and used girdle garters and wooden clothes pins as people. (I bet you’ve never seen either.) In my imaginary town, there was no hunger, no war, and, every school had a soda fountain.”