The NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 established the Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health (ACRWH), a Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) committee, to give advice and make recommendations on priority issues affecting women's health and sex differences research. ACRWH members are selected from among physicians, practitioners, scientists, and other health professionals who are not federal employees.

The ACRWH's responsibilities are to:

  • Advise the ORWH director on appropriate NIH research activities on women's health
  • Review the women's health research portfolio for NIH
  • Survey goals for scientific career development
  • Assess inclusion of women and minorities in NIH clinical research