Health Horizons: President Biden’s Bold Move for Women’s Health and Research


President Joe Biden smiles after signing an executive order on women's health, during a Women's History Month event in the East Room of the White House, Monday, March 18, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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President Biden has announced a comprehensive initiative, including a new executive order aimed at revolutionizing women’s health research and innovation across America.

Rooted in his State of the Union vision, Biden has proposed a transformative $12 billion investment to establish a fund for Women’s Health Research at NIH. This initiative, the first White House initiative on women’s health research, seeks to fundamentally alter the landscape of women’s health research in the U.S. and ensure comprehensive integration and prioritization within the federal research agenda.

It encompasses a broad spectrum of actions, including a $200 million NIH investment for the 2025 fiscal year and the launch of ARPA-H’s Sprint for Women’s Health with a $100 million commitment.

The initiative’s directives include enhancing research across various stages of women’s lives, particularly focusing on midlife health challenges and leveraging AI in health research advancements.

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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