CONVERGE Statements


Post-Roe Pennsylvania Remarks

On August 8, 2022, Dr. Marian Jarlenski spoke at a hearing held by Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus, in conjunction with the House and Senate Democratic Policy Committees. The hearing featured testimony from abortion providers, medical professionals and advocacy groups serving Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania. 

Read Dr. Jarlenski's written testimony. 

Read Dr. Jarlenski's remarks. 

Watch the recording of the event. 

Open Letter to UPMC Regarding Abortion Care

CONVERGE members wrote an open letter to UPMC leadership concerning the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health SCOTUS decision and its impact on the health, safety, security, and wellbeing of the people who seek care, especially those in Western Pennsylvania and UPMC patients. 

Read the full letter.

NIH Request for Comments on Women's Health

On September 15, 2021, CWHRI faculty collaborated on a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) about the current state of women's and gender health. Focusing on developing and validating meaningful measures, building data infrastructure, and developing and testing innovative interventions, these comments create a foundation for how the NIH can move forward to advance gender and racial equity in the Office of Research on Women's Health. 

Read comments to the NIH.