Responsum Health and Society for Women’s Health Research Announce New Partnership
Collaborative effort to drive awareness of uterine fibroids
[WASHINGTON, D.C., July 7, 2022] —Today, Responsum Health (Responsum), an innovative developer of personalized patient apps, announced a partnership with the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR), a national nonprofit dedicated to meeting needs and closing research gaps in women’s health issues, to expand the reach and improve the content of Responsum for Fibroids, a uniquely impactful and free mobile app that has been downloaded by over 3,000 women challenged with uterine fibroids.
Importantly, the announcement comes during Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month and furthers both organizations’ goals to raise awareness, provide meaningful resources, and improve outcomes for the tens of millions of American women with symptomatic fibroids.
Fibroids are noncancerous tumors made of smooth muscle and connective tissue that grow on the inside and outside walls of the uterus. While not life-threatening, fibroids can cause debilitating symptoms such as heavy bleeding, abdominal pain, and fertility issues that interfere with daily activities and diminish quality of life. Up to 80% of Black women and 70% of White women develop fibroids during their reproductive years.
The goal of the collaboration between Responsum Health and SWHR is to build upon the app’s available patient education and support resources to better include information created by the experts at SWHR. Currently, through the Responsum for Fibroids app, professionally vetted information on fibroids is distributed through real-time updates to its fibroids community. As part of the new partnership, Responsum and SWHR will share resources and collaborate on community surveys and the promotion of events.
In raising awareness and education regarding fibroids, and empowering patients through community, knowledge, and resources, Responsum Health supports SWHR’s mission to improve women’s health through science, policy, and education. Increased support for uterine fibroids research is necessary to better understand the disease, lead to improved diagnosis, and develop better interventions.
“We are thrilled to add the Society for Women’s Health Research to our collection of amazing patient advocacy partners,” stated Responsum Health Founder and CEO Andrew Rosenberg. “When it comes to addressing women’s health challenges, SWHR is an unquestioned leader in advocacy, patient engagement, and the advancement of research, and we are thrilled to be working with them.”
“Increased education and awareness is vital for improving health outcomes for women living with fibroids. We are proud to partner with Responsum Health to elevate this critical woman’s health issue,” said Kathryn Schubert, President and CEO of SWHR. “Utilizing resources like the Responsum for Fibroids app, which provides accurate, straightforward, and easily-accessible information about fibroids for women and their families exemplifies SWHR’s vision of making women’s health mainstream.”
About Responsum Health
Responsum (Latin for “the answer”) is a disruptive and innovative healthcare startup company whose mission is to build and support online knowledge communities of and for people living with chronic conditions who seek ways to live their best lives.
Responsum Health provides free, condition-specific patient engagement platforms and apps that monitor, search, and curate news articles, blog posts, and scientific papers from the Internet, then generate personalized Newsfeeds of article summaries vetted by partner patient groups and subject matter experts.
Responsum platforms also enable patients to organize their personal health data, find local patient support groups and services, and share their experiences with each other through a moderated community chat.
Today, thousands of patients and caregivers rely on Responsum Health for their daily dose of news and education in areas as diverse as long COVID, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic kidney disease, uterine fibroids, glaucoma, and menopause.
About Society for Women’s Health Research
The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is a national nonprofit and thought leader dedicated to promoting research on biological sex differences in disease and improving women’s health through science, policy, and education. Founded in 1990 by a group of physicians, medical researchers, and health advocates, SWHR is making women’s health mainstream by addressing unmet needs and research gaps in women’s health. Thanks to SWHR’s efforts, women are now routinely included in most major medical research studies and more scientists are considering sex as a biological variable in their research. Visit www.swhr.org for more information.