Founded in 1990, the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health works to improve women’s health through research, dialogue, teaching, and information dissemination. Our mission is to:

Identify and study aspects of healthcare and public health, including legal and policy issues, that affect women’s health at different life stages; Foster awareness of and facilitate dialogue around issues that affect women’s health; and Promote interdisciplinary research, coordination, and information dissemination on women’s health issues. The Jacobs Institute focuses primarily on the health of U.S. women, while also collaborating with colleagues who work internationally.

The Jacobs Institute promotes environments where an interdisciplinary audience – including healthcare professionals, researchers, policymakers, and advocates – comes together to discuss ways to advance women’s health.

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Submissions from 2017

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Bridging the Divide White Paper: Pregnant Women and Substance Use: Overview of Research & Policy in the United States, Darla Bishop, Liz Borkowski, Megan Couillard, Amy Allina, Susanna Baruch, and Susan Wood

Submissions from 2016

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Bridging the Divide White Paper: Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) in the United States, Julia Strasser, Liz Borkowski, Megan Couillard, Amy Allina, and Susan Wood

Submissions from 2015

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Bridging the Divide White Paper on Medication Abortion: Overview of Research & Policy in the United States, Liz Borkowski, Julia Strasser, Amy Allina, and Susan Wood