My Health, My Voice is a campaign of Raising Women's Voices. The material on this website is based on My Health, My Voice: A Woman's Step-by-Step Guide to Using Health Insurance, written by Amy Zarin, Outreach Fellow of Raising Women's Voices-NY, and Lois Uttley, Co-Founder of Raising Women's Voices.

Original print design and illustrations by Enrica Beccalli, Visual Designer and Fulbright Scholar. Additional design, print production and graphics adaptation, as well as website development by Brucie Rosch.

A Project of Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need with Parsons The New School for Design and the Ms. Foundation for Women.

Additional funding support provided by: The Alki Fund of the Rockefeller Family Fund, The General Services Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The David and Lucille Packard Foundation and Katherine S. Villers.


This guide was developed with guidance from the RWV national coordinating team:  Byllye Avery, Courtney Christian and Linda Goler Blount of the Black Women’s Health Imperative; Cecilia Saenz Becerra, Coco Jervis, Cindy Pearson and Ariel Tazkargy of the National Women’s Health Network; and Kyle Marie Stock and Lois Uttley of MergerWatch.  

This guide would not have been possible without the valuable contributions of these RWV Regional Coordinators: Kwajelyn Jackson and Park Cannon of the Feminist Women’s Health Center in Atlanta, Kathy Waligora of Everthrive Illinois, Marsha Jones of The Afiya Center in Dallas, Catherine Haywood of Women With A Vision in New Orleans, Sierra Harris of ACCESS Women’s Justice in Oakland, Carmen Alexander of New Voices Pittsburgh, Leni Preston of the Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care Reform, Kate Ende and Mary Schneckenburger of Consumers for Affordable Health Care in Maine, Cynthia Negron of COLOR in Denver, Dizzy Warren and Kalena Murphy of Michigan Consumers for Healthcare, Marisol Franco of California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, Diana R. Marques of Women’s Way in Philadelphia, Hannah Rosenau of Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health and Sara Finger of Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health. Cary Sanders of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network provided helpful feedback from network members. 

These experts provided valuable feedback on the content in this guide: Nora Chaves of Community Health Advocates in New York, Lydia Mitts of Families USA in Washington, DC, Dave Chandra of Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, DC, Dr. Linda Prine, Medical Director of the Reproductive Health Access Project, and Dr. Debbie Stulberg of the University of Chicago. 

Christina Zarcadoolas, Ph.D., a Professor at the CUNY School of Public Health, provided invaluable health literacy expertise and suggestions. Wendy Vaughan, MPH, helped prove the value of this guide by tabulating data from the women who evaluated it.

John Sharp of Parsons The New School for Design provided design consultation. Ellen Liu of the Ms. Foundation for Women believed in and supported this project.