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Message from the CEO

Happy Spring! We have jumped into high gear here at NPWH!

To celebrate National Women’s Health Week, May 14-20, 2017, we participated in the Coalition for Women’s Health Equity’s planning of their first-ever Women’s Health Empowerment Summit. NPWH partnered with Women Against Alzheimer’s to plan the panel, Women’s Health for All Ages: New Trends & Perspectives. Our panelists included NPWH’s Susan Hoffstetter, Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors; Mary Worstell, Senior Advisor to the Director, HHS Office of Women’s Health; Jill Lesser, President, Women Against Alzheimer’s; Athena Cross-Edge, Board Member, Black Women’s Health Imperative; and Lynn Yeakel, Director of Drexel University College of Medicine’s Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership and Founder and President, Vision 2020.

Our annual Women’s Sexual Health Course for NPs is in its fourth year, and we are expecting to reach capacity once again for this educational activity. The Vulvoscopy Workshop that we added last year was so popular that we are offering it again this year. The Women’s Sexual Health Course, the only course designed specifically for NPs, has been extremely well received. This course enhances NPs’ ability to promote women’s sexual health and increases their confidence in evaluating, diagnosing, and managing female sexual dysfunction.

We are thrilled to announce that we are in the process of developing our new Patient Portal. This portal will be accessed on our website and will facilitate patient–NP communication. The portal will include information promoting health, as well as information about the specific needs of women with common health conditions and about management of conditions unique to women. In addition, this portal will provide women with direct access to women’s health topics. We will keep you updated on our progress.

This is the 20th year that NPWH will be offering its Annual Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference, and we are excited to be in Seattle, Washington, once again! This year’s presentations will cover topics such as colposcopy, menopause, preeclampsia, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, and professional development (e.g., writing for publication), just to name a few. New this year is the SOAR Training, which was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for recognizing victims of human trafficking. Check out the program guide to see all of our presentations, which cover the very latest developments in women’s health. Please plan to join us; you won’t want to miss this year’s conference!

Message from the CEO

As we enter 2017, we are excited about the new opportunities and programs we have planned for the year. For example, with regard to our Well Woman Visit Mobile App, we are working on adding a Menopause section, which we know you will want to download. At the end of 2016, we completed a new edition of the App, which now includes the assessment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Remember, the App is free, and a very helpful tool in your practice, so please share it with your colleagues today!

We are in the process of planning four regional, 1-day, complimentary CE meetings that will cover topics such as HPV Immunizations, Contraception, Bacterial Vaginosis, Menopause, and Hereditary Cancer. Last year, we held a regional meeting in Pasadena, California. Instead of providing just didactic lectures and slides, we introduced case studies on the topics and broke into small groups. The attendees loved the format and were happy they participated. Watch for announcements of future meetings and locations.

Another project we are working on for 2017 is our Patient Portal. Over the years, we have provided nurse practitioners with toolkits comprised not only of educational materials for you, but also helpful information for your patients. In addition to the toolkits, we want to provide a place for your patients to access NPWH-vetted materials that are easy to understand, visually engaging, and easy to use, and that serve as an excellent resource for practical information regarding their health. This Patient Portal will give you, the provider, an opportunity to print the materials to give to your patients and/or direct them to our website. At a later date, we will provide this information in Spanish as well.

The year 2017 is the fourth in a row that we will be off ering the Women’s Sexual Health Course for NPs. This course will enhance your ability to promote women’s sexual health and increase your confidence in being able to evaluate, diagnose, and manage female sexual dysfunction. The course will be held on June 8-11, 2017, at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland.

For your convenience, we have included the program guide and registration information in this issue of the journal. Don’t miss this opportunity; register today!

Gay Johnson
Chief Executive Officer, NPWH

Message from the CEO

February may have been the shortest month of the year, but all of us at NPWH made the most of it by preparing for a busy and productive year. We welcome a new board chair, Jacki Witt, who is from Kansas City, Missouri, and three new board members: Diana Drake, from Minneapolis, Minnesota; Shelagh Larson, from Fort Worth, Texas; and Jordan Vaughan, from Nashville, Tennessee. We are also pleased to announce that Beth Kelsey, Editor-in-Chief of this journal, has added a new role: NPWH Publication Coordinator. Congratulations to all!

In January, we launched “Women’s Health Wisdom,” NPWH’s own blog! The purpose of the blog is to share thoughts, updates, and new information and opportunities related to women’s health policy, primary care, sexual health, pregnancy, pre-conception, postpartum concerns, heart health, mental health, overactive bladder, and many other topics. You can access the new blog by clicking here or by logging on to the NPWH website.

In April, we are offering a new regional CE course, Managing Women’s Health Issues Across a Lifespan. This live, interactive, 1-day meeting will be held at the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel in Pasadena, California. The course will include topics such as LARC, endometriosis, obesity, and genitourinary syndrome of menopause. You can register for this course here. See the back cover of this issue for much more information. And we proudly present the third annual Women’s Sexual Health Course for NPs on June 23-26, 2016, at the Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel in San Diego, California. New to the sexual health course this year will be a post-conference session for hands-on vulvoscopy training. The program guide for the Women’s Sexual Health Course for NPs appears on pages 8-12 in the journal; registration is available at npwh.org.

Make the most of this exciting year of 2016 by joining NPWH! You won’t want to miss out on all the exciting activities we have planned. And you will want to take advantage of the membership discounts and value-added features that we provide throughout the year.

– Gay Johnson

Chief Executive Officer, NPWH

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Spring has arrived in Washington, DC, and how welcome it is after the long, cold, snowy winter of 2015! The cherry blossoms were just beautiful this year (the blooms usually peak here in mid-April), and now we are looking forward to the sights and sounds of summer.

I have some exciting news to share: NPWH can now provide our current members with a complimentary print version of Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, our quarterly journal, in addition to the online version. For those of you who have not yet joined NPWH, and for those of you who have not yet renewed your NPWH membership, we hope that this added benefit will encourage you to join us or renew your membership with us. We welcome your active participation in our association.

As I reported to you last August, our Women’s Sexual Health Course for NPs, held in Dallas, Texas, in June 2014, was a huge success. This year, we are proud to offer the 2nd Annual Women’s Sexual Health Course for NPs. The course will be held at the Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando, Florida, on June 26-28, 2015. In collaboration with the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), we have updated the course to provide you with the latest information. For your convenience, we are pleased to provide the program guide and registration information on the following pages. As a reminder, you will receive CE credits for the course, along with a Certificate of Completion (suitable for framing) that will document for patients, employers, and peers the knowledge you have gained in the area of women’s sexual health. Space in the course is limited, so please register as soon as possible. You won’t want to miss this informative and one-of-a-kind educational course!

– Gay Johnson

Chief Executive Officer, NPWH

Click here for the program guide.