Through the Raising Women’s Voices initiative, we are partners with two national women’s health organizations and 30 regional coordinators across the U.S.

National Women’s Health Network

Black Women’s Health Imperative


EverThrive Illinois

EverThrive Illinois, formerly the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition, works to improve the health of women, children, and families over the lifespan through community engagement, partnerships, policy analysis, education, and advocacy.


Indiana RCRC


Consumers for Affordable Health Care

Consumers for Affordable Health Care is a Maine advocacy organization that strives to ensure a strong consumer voice in decision making at all levels and in all forums in order to advocate for a consumer-oriented health system in Maine and the United States.


Enroll Michigan


Mississippi In Action


Montana Women Vote

Montana Women Vote is a coalition of non-profit organizations working statewide to educate and mobilize low-income women and their allies to participate in the democratic process as informed voters, policy advocates, and community leaders. Member organizations work on issues of economic justice, violence against women, human rights, reproductive rights, women’s environmental health, and homelessness. 

New Jersey

New Jersey Citizen Action

As the state's largest citizen watchdog coalition, New Jersey Citizen Action works to protect and expand the rights of individuals and families and to ensure that government officials respond to the needs of people rather than the interests of those with money and power.

New York

Raising Women’s Voices

Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) is a national initiative working to make sure women’s voices are heard and women’s concerns are addressed as policymakers put the health care law into action. RWV believes that women are grassroots experts in what is wrong with the current health system and what it takes to fix it because of our roles as arrangers of health care for our families.


New Voices Pittsburgh




The Afiya Center

To expand health coverage in Texas and overcome continued opposition to Medicaid expansion, The Afiya Center (TAC) will energize directly impacted communities to raise their voices and utilize people-power. TAC will work in collaboration with the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund (TOPEF) and Every Texan to deepen the work of Medicaid expansion in Texas, and in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area by lifting up coverage concerns for Black, Latinx and Transgender womxn.

Lesbian Health Initiative

Lesbian Health Initiative of Houston, Inc. (LHI) is a nonprofit dedicated  to eliminating barriers to healthcare and promoting health and wellness for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)-identified women and transgender men through collaborative and integrated Education, Access and Advocacy programs. 


Northwest Health Law Advocates

Northwest Health Law Advocates (NoHLA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to achieve a seamless health care system, in which all individuals receive affordable, quality care, and are assured of basic rights and protections. NoHLA's work focuses on issues of concern to low-income individuals and families, particularly in Washington State. Please see NoHLA Advocacy for information about NoHLA's recent work.

West Virginia


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Our Impact

The Gender Equity and Health Justice team has worked with allies to achieve robust implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which has had a powerful impact on improving women and LGBTQ+ people's health coverage. Since the ACA’s passage, the proportion of adult women who are uninsured has decreased by nearly half, from 18.9 percent in 2012 to 9.5 percent in 2016. An estimated 53 million women now have contraceptive coverage without co-pays. Other policy wins have included guaranteed maternity coverage, protections against women being charged more than men for the same policy and prohibitions on denying coverage for “pre-existing conditions,” such as having had a Cesarean section delivery or having been a victim of sexual assault. When we think about our collective vision moving forward, the program is committed to: Protecting and Expanding Access to Safe and Legal Abortion; Increasing Access to Insurance Coverage for Women and LGBTQ+ People; and Improving Maternal Health Outcomes. The Gender Equity and Health Justice Program team is now working to achieve state and federal-level protections for these issues, as efforts to undermine access to care for women and LGBTQ+ people continue.