Women’s Health Policy

KFF’s program in women’s health policy provides current analysis on the health policies that shape women’s access to care and coverage throughout their lifespan. The particular challenges faced by women at risk for experiencing access barriers, such as those who are poor, those on Medicaid or who are uninsured, as well as racial and ethnic minorities, are a special focus. Primary activities include conducting periodic surveys on women’s interactions with the health care system, monitoring and explaining the impact of health reform on women across the country, conducting research to document the impact of policies and identify emerging priority areas for women, as well as conducting analysis and preparing policy briefs on key trends and issues that disproportionately affect women to inform current policy debates.