International Women's Day

Inspire Inclusion

ECRI and its affiliate, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), are proud to join global leaders in supporting International Women's Day.

Gender bias is common. Nearly 90% of all people have some form of gender bias against women. This bias can lead to devastating consequences, especially as it relates to healthcare. Physicians often view men with chronic pain as "brave" or "stoic," but label women with chronic pain as "emotional" or "hysterical" and are more likely to treat women's pain as a mental health condition.

Global leaders have enthusiastically dedicated International Women's Day, March 8, 2024, to inspire inclusion. ECRI and ISMP join them in working toward a safer, more affordable, equitable, and accessible care for patients everywhere. Together, we're advocating for:

  • Giving patients and providers from all backgrounds a voice in providing and receiving high-quality care
  • Designing and building infrastructure meeting the needs of women and girls
  • Helping women and girls make informed decisions about their health

Please join us in raising global awareness about the importance of inclusion for women and girls in healthcare, and the impact of bias on women's health.

Inspire Inclusion

For International Women's Day, ECRI and ISMP are providing a wealth of free and shareable patient safety resources to help reduce the risks and harm to women worldwide.

We invite you to explore all that we have to offer and consider becoming a member of ECRI.