Happy New Year

Last year was such an exciting year for us. The 18th Annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference in Salt Lake City, UT was an enormous success. In addition to our annual conference, we hosted our 2nd Annual Women’s Sexual Health Course for NPs in Orlando, FL, which was so popular that we had to close registration early. We also developed numerous cutting edge CE activities, including journal articles, newsletter series, and webinars.

In 2015, we updated the Well Woman Visit Mobile App to include cardiovascular health recommendations and the latest CDC STD guidelines. The launch of our new continuing education portal and revamped website have made it easier to take courses and access NPWH resources. We worked with Healthy Women to develop a cervical cancer screening toolkit, which you can pre-order now. NPWH teamed up with Bedsider to deliver grants to 6 clinical sites to help improve contraceptive use and understanding in their practice. The Bedsider projects will conclude in 2016.

Additionally, a number of the NPWH Board members were recognized as outstanding WHNP professors. NPWH’s CEO, Gay Johnson, published an article in the Nurse Practitioner Perspectives journal on the attitudes and sentiments of patients and providers toward cervical cancer screening. Susan Rawlins (Director of Education) and Susan Kendig (Director of Policy) were interviewed about the women’s health nurse practitioner (WHNP) specialty for an article in Advance Healthcare Network for NPs & PAs.

We hope that 2015 was just as positive and productive for you as it was for us. We are looking forward to what 2016 has in store.

Thank you for your continued support of NPWH and the future of women’s health care.

NPWH Participates in Overactive Bladder Roundtable

Gay Johnson, NPWH CEO, participated in the 3rd convening of the Urology Care Foundation’s 2015 Overactive Bladder (OAB) Patient Advocacy Roundtable on Tuesday, November 17, in Linthicum, Maryland. The purpose of the roundtable is to bring organizations together to discuss the need for public policy advocacy, general awareness and patient and provider education on behalf of those living with overactive bladder.