Sharing Knowledge to Advance the Health of Women and Careers of Women in Science

As part of our mission, ORWH is committed to developing and disseminating resources that educate and inform a wide range of audiences. We encourage you to explore the collection of free resources below and share them with your networks.

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E-Learning & Web-Based Resources

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ORWH’s free e-learning courses provide researchers, clinicians, trainees, health care professionals, and other interested learners with a thorough understanding of how sex and gender influence health and disease and examples of applications in biomedical research and practice. The courses are:


See also Additional Training Resources for the Clinical, Research, and Healthcare Workforce in the Additional Resources section below.

The NIH Maternal Morbidity & Mortality (MMM) Web Portal highlights NIH research efforts to understand and combat the maternal health crisis. It hosts a collection of relevant resources for scientists, clinicians, advocates, and the public.

The NIH Inclusion Outreach Toolkit serves as a resource for researchers to learn about the history and importance of including women in clinical research. It also contains information about related policies and case studies, as well as tools and best practices for advancing inclusion of women in research.

The Prize Competition for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity: Toolkit identifies the best practices of the winners of the NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity in Biomedical and Behavioral Science, which recognized institutions whose biomedical and behavioral science departments, centers, or divisions achieved sustained improvement in gender diversity. The Toolkit was developed to highlight the winners’ successful strategies, so that their evidence-based approaches may be replicated and translated across additional biomedical and behavioral science departments, centers, and divisions. 


ORWH Publications & Downloadable Resources

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Women’s Health in Focus at NIH contains thought-provoking information about women's health, scientific discoveries relevant to the health of women, and newly funded NIH research. It also explores progress on the entry, retention, and advancement of women in biomedical fields.

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ORWH Reports & Strategic Plans

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The Report of the Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health: Office of Research on Women’s Health and NIH Support for Research on Women’s Health is a biennial report by the Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health (ACRWH) detailing programs and accomplishments from across NIH in the area of women’s health and sex differences research.

Conference and Workshop Summaries

2022 Gender and Health Scientific Workshop

2022 NIH Partnership Summit: Reimagining Women in the Bioengineering, Technology and Data Science Ecosystem

Advancing NIH Research on the Health of Women: A 2021 Conference

Other Scientific Reports

Older Reports and Workshop Summaries

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Videos & Webinars

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  • Featured videos and webinars can be found on our Videos & Webinars Page.
  • To search for videos of specific past events by date, visit our Events page.

The Pearls of Wisdom is an online series of short videos which aims to inspire, motivate, and inform women in the beginning or middle stages of their biomedical careers. These videos are featured on the Women in Science Website, an effort of the NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers.

ORWH’s quarterly lecture series, “Diverse Voices: Intersectionality and the Health of Women,” amplifies research that incorporates an intersectional framework and addresses a breadth of topics relevant to the health of women.

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Additional Resources

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Explore health information and resources for women developed by ORWH, NIH, and other entities within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Federal Government.

Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) – National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Other Federal Women’s Health Offices

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Non-Federal Resources

  • Integrating Sex & Gender in Health Research  (Institute of Gender and Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
    • Training courses that provide learners with skills to distinguish between and define sex and gender in health research; identify sex and gender differences in the mechanism, disease, or treatment under study; identify methods for integrating sex and gender variables in health research contexts; and assess a research protocol or publication based on the integration or omission of sex and/or gender.
  • Sex and Gender Specific Health  (Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center)
    • The Sex and Gender Specific Health website offers sex- and gender-based peer-reviewed educational resources for integration into existing health care curricula in the form of learning modules; a slide library; and IPE, PBL, and simulation case examples. The website also features a video library, which offers disease/condition-specific sex and gender health information to a lay audience.
  • Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment  (Stanford University)
    • The goal of the Gendered Innovations project is to provide scientists and engineers with practical methods for sex and gender analysis. To match the global reach of science and technology, methods of sex and gender analysis were developed through international collaborations. Gendered Innovations involves experts from across the U.S., the EU's 27 member states, and Canada.
  • Meet the Methods series  (Institute of Gender and Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research) 
    • The goal of the Meet the Method series is to equip researchers and trainees with practical tips and tools from prominent researchers on integrating sex, gender, and other identity factors into various fields of health research.
  • In order to advance our knowledge of the influences of sex and gender in health and disease, researchers must account for sex and gender in their research design and reporting. Several journals have begun adding guidance for sex and gender based reporting to their information for authors, such as Cell and Lancet journals. These serve as helpful examples for the scientific community.

Many NIH Institutes and Centers as well as other federal agencies and have offices or content focused on women’s health and women’s health research. Many of these pages are highlighted below.

Other Federal Offices on Women’s Health

NIH Institutes and Centers

Other Federal Agencies

  • Women's Health Innovation Opportunity Map 2023: 50 High-Return Opportunities to Advance Global Women's Health R&D (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and NIH)
    ​​​​​​The full report (in English and French) from the Innovation Equity Forum sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and ORWH, provides a guide that stakeholders across the women's health R&D ecosystem — from researchers to entrepreneurs, investors, government bodies, biopharmaceutical companies, civil society, and more — can use to advance high-impact investments and initiatives to improve women's health within the next 15 years. Additional resources are included below:
    • Executive Summary of the Women's Health Innovation Opportunity Map 2023 (in English and French)
    • Roster listing the subcommittees and members supporting the Innovation Equity Forum