About FFHA
Welcome to the Foundation for Female Health Awareness. We invite you to look around our web site and discover how together we can improve the quality of life for women.

Women are the heart of the health care system within the family, as they make over 80% of health care decisions in this country and spend 8 of 10 health care dollars. Our goal is to encourage women to become advocates for their own health by giving them access to the most up-to-date information provided by leading physicians and researchers.

Our independence from any health care system, pharmaceutical company, or other outside resource allows us to present women's health issues in a unbiased gender-specific fashion. We intend to reach women of all ages, economic groups, educational levels, and geographic locations so that they can become advocates for their own health and well being. Our educational process will extend beyond simply providing written information on disease states. It will educate women on prevalence, predisposing factors, prophylactic measures, and how and who can best treat their problems. The information we intend to provide is comprehensive, objective, and supported by a scientific advisory board made up of the nation's leading researchers, clinicians, and surgeons.

Although the Foundation intends to address all aspects of female health, specific emphasis will be placed on disease states dealing with the reproductive tract and gender- specific medicine. The last decade of research has focused on women's health problems and shown how normal human biology differs between men and women and how these differences affect or should affect diagnosis and treatment of disease. Our main focus is prevention of disease and promotion of healthy lifestyle choices, with the ultimate goal of significantly improving quality of life for women.

The Foundation for Female Health Awareness is a not-for-profit, 501 (C) (3) organization dedicated to improving women's health by supporting unbiased gender-specific medical research and educating women from adolescence to menopause and beyond about their health. With continued research and comprehensive education ,the goals of disease prevention and improved quality of life can be achieved.
The Foundation for Female Health Awareness reaches out to adolescents to educate and empower them with the tools to make appropriate decisions about their wellness, sexuality, and reproductive health. It is a goal of the foundation to help young women develop an awareness of and responsibility for their health that will last a lifetime.

Women in their Childbearing Years
This is a time in a woman's life when she must appreciate the importance and timing of a variety of screening tests, understand the role of contraception and it's options, address fertility issues and make decisions about pregnancy and modes of delivery. The foundation is committed to disseminating the latest and most reliable information on these subjects, and to emphasizing the immediate and long-term advantages of weight control, exercise, and good nutrition for these and future years.

Menopausal Women
Menopause is an important time in a woman's life. Her body is going through changes that can affect her social life, her feelings about herself, and her functioning at work. Today, medical advances have resulted in a wide range of health care choices that can enhance quality of life during menopause and the decades afterward. The Foundation for Female Health Awareness is dedicated to helping women understand menopause and the range of treatment options that can help them make the best health decisions.

Geriatric Years
The fastest growing segment of our population is women over 60. The Foundation recognizes the economic, political and social power of this group, and is dedicated to promoting their health in a way that will allow them to lead a very active, vital lifestyle throughout these years.

National Advisory Board

Linda Brubaker, MD
Co-Director, Women's Pelvic Medicine Center, Loyola University Medical Center; Professor or Obstetrics, Gynecology and Urogynecology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Vivien K. Burt, MD, PhD
Founder and Director, Women's Life Center, University of California Los Angeles Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital; Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Vivian M. Dickerson, MD
Director, Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center; Director, University of California Post Reproductive Women's Integrative Health Center; Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Irvine

Sebastian Faro, MD
Attending Physician, The Woman's Hospital of Texas; Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, The University of Texas - Houston Health Sciences Center

Tommaso Falcone, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Cleveland Clinic


Nieca Goldberg, MD
Chief of Women's Cardiac Care, Lenox Hill Hospital, NY; Co-Medical Director, 92nd Street Y's Cardiac Rehabilitation Center; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine

Thomas Herzog, MD
Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, NY; Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Barbara Levy, MD
Medical Director, Women's Health Center, St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way, Washington; Assistant Clinical Professor or Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale University School of Medicine; Assistant Clinical Professor or Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine