Women's Health Issues Launches 25th Anniversary Special Collection

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WASHINGTON (December 22, 2015) — The peer-reviewed journal Women's Health Issues (WHI) today released a new Special Collection of articles on women’s health in celebration of its 25th anniversary. The 25th Anniversary Collection includes a sample of some of the best work the journal has published since its launch in 1990, all of which are free to read for the next 30 days.

“This collection showcases the breadth and high quality of the work Women’s Health Issues has published over the past 25 years,” said Chloe E. Bird, editor-in-chief of Women’s Health Issues and senior sociologist at RAND. “The selected articles address a wide range of factors that affect women’s health outcomes, from experiences of violence to healthcare services. What they have in common is findings that healthcare providers, policymakers, and others can use to help women lead healthier lives.”

Women’s Health Issues is the official journal of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health, which is based at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. It is dedicated to improving the health and health care of all women throughout the lifespan and in diverse communities, and seeks to inform health services researchers, healthcare and public-health professionals, social scientists, policymakers, and others concerned with women's health.  

Studies in the 25th Anniversary Collection address health conditions from HIV to heart disease; disparities in care and health outcomes; specific populations, from veterans to women with disabilities; reproductive health; healthcare costs and financing; and more. The collection does not include articles that have won the journal’s annual Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize, which already receive special recognition and are continually accessible for free. Anniversary collection articles will be free to read until January 22, 2016.

“As this collection makes clear, Women’s Health Issues has benefited enormously from the talent and expertise of our authors, peer reviewers, and editorial board members,” said Bird. “We are deeply grateful to everyone who has contributed so much to this journal over the past 25 years.”


About Women’s Health Issues:
Women's Health Issues is the official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, and the only journal devoted exclusively to women's health care and policy issues. The journal has a particular focus on women's issues in the context of the U.S. health care delivery system and policymaking processes, although it invites submissions addressing women's health care issues in global context if relevant to North American readers. It is a journal for health professionals, social scientists, policymakers, and others concerned with the complex and diverse facets of health care delivery and policy for women. For more information about the journal, please visit http://www.whijournal.com.

About Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University:
Established in July 1997 as the School of Public Health and Health Services, Milken Institute School of Public Health is the only school of public health in the nation’s capital. Today, more than 1,700 students from almost every U.S. state and 39 countries pursue undergraduate, graduate and doctoral-level degrees in public health. The school also offers an online Master of Public Health, MPH@GW, and an online Executive Master of Health Administration, MHA@GW, which allow students to pursue their degree from anywhere in the world.