Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: October 18, 2010 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412979344 | Print ISBN: 9781412960830 | Online ISBN: 9781412979344| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this handbook
Chapter 73: Overview: Leadership in Women's Health
Marian Lief Palley
Overview: Leadership in women's health Women's leadership in health care can be seen from a national perspective. It can also be understood as a set of local initiatives. Sometimes these local efforts have been initiated by national organizations. By way of illustration, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's Pink Zone initiative, according to its Web site, is “a global, unified effort to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.” This initiative began in 2007 to raise breast cancer awareness on college campuses and in local communities. In 2007 there were 120 schools involved with this initiative. One year later in 2008 there were 1,200 schools and organizations involved with this program, and it reached more than 830,000 fans and raised more than $930,000 for breast cancer awareness and research. One can argue that this is not a major fund-raising effort. However, it is ...