Responsum Health Announces Partnership with Society for Women’s Health Research to Develop Unique Knowledge Resource for Women Living with Menopause
Leading women’s advocacy organization collaborates with Responsum Health to solicit women’s perspectives in order to create a uniquely impactful digital toolkit.
[WASHINGTON, D.C., April 27, 2023] — Today, Responsum Health (Responsum), an innovative developer of personalized health knowledge apps and digital patient communities announced a new partnership with the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR), a leading national nonprofit dedicated to meeting educational needs and closing research gaps related to women’s health issues.
The collaboration involves two projects designed to solicit qualitative data and insights regarding women’s lived experience with perimenopause and menopause in their work environments.
The projects include a comprehensive survey of individuals living and working through menopause—including Responsum’s community of nearly 2,000 women in different stages of menopause—along with a moderated focus group to take place later this year. The perspectives gathered from these initiatives will inform the development of SWHR’s second menopause knowledge toolkit for women seeking answers to their menopause-related questions as they relate to workplace health and comfort. SWHR’s first menopause toolkit, published last year, is available within Responsum’s community resources: Menopause Preparedness Toolkit: A Woman’s Empowerment Guide.
The new collaboration between Responsum and SWHR will enable both organizations to expand their reach and efficacy.
“We are excited that SWHR, the nation’s leading nonprofit for women’s health research advocacy, reached out to us for help in ensuring that their menopause knowledge toolkit meets women with questions precisely where they are,” said Andrew Rosenberg, Founder and CEO of Responsum Health. “We are proud to be increasingly known for our tireless commitment to patient centricity and for believing that it represents the key ingredient for ensuring the success of any patient engagement or education effort. I am certain that SWHR’s toolkit will be superbly impactful as a result of this diligence.”
“Many women transition through menopause when they are at the peak of their careers, but menopause—a natural life stage—should never impede a woman’s plans for her life and wellness,” said Katie Schubert, President and CEO of the Society for Women’s Health Research. “We’re thrilled to partner with Responsum in the important work of reaching women where they are, and closing the women’s health gap.”
About Responsum Health
Responsum (Latin for “the answer”) is an 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, participate in clinical trials, 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.