Our Work

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The Cornerstone of the Rowan Foundation Efforts.

The Rowan Foundation has played an instrumental role in the blood clotting community since 2013, when it first began its mission-driven outreach and educational efforts related to the continuum of blood clot risks women face throughout their lifetime, including family planning and birth control, pregnancy and childbirth, and the treatment of menopause symptoms with hormone therapy.

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2023: Recognizing the Rowan Foundation’s 10-Year Anniversary

The Rowan Foundation has been focused on education and raising awareness about the risks of dangerous blood clots associated with hormonal birth control for 10 years. During that time, the organization has reached millions of women with potentially life-saving information.
In 2022, the Foundation sharpened its strategic focus and added a spectrum of new tools and resources to elevate the impact of its work. View and download the Rowan Foundation’s 2022 Stewardship Report: 2022 Stewardship Report
  • Expand our website content to include new information and valuable education tools. We will be adding several new educational resources to our website throughout 2023, including a new resource toolkit that will house all of our educational content in one location, increasing our value as an information source for millions of women worldwide.

  • Increase our reach and impact through online advertising and media outreach. We will amplify our voice and educational messaging through strategic online advertising that, among others, will be aimed at college-aged women, as we know college marks an important life-stage when women first leave their parents’ homes or head out on their own and make independent choices about birth control. We will couple these education and advertising efforts with online and traditional media efforts,

  • Grow our reach via social media and community connections. We will continue to grow our social media reach, capitalizing on our recent gains in this space, and remain focused on building relationships with others in the clotting community with whom we share common goals.

Academic Partnership

Our work with the University of Houston is ongoing, and we are proud to fund internships, writing contests, and the University of Houston Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers. We’re always excited about our work with the University, and enjoy the hands-on collaboration we have with an academic institution situated in our local community.

To read more about our plans in this arena, click here: University of Houston Partnership Activity 2022.

Earlier Initiatives

At the outset of its educational work in 2014, the Rowan Foundation was partnered with the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA), and funded the organization’s Women & Blood Clots program from 2014 through 2021. That previous program effort spanned the spectrum of blood clot risks women face over their lifetime, ranging from birth control and family planning, to pregnancy and childbirth, and also the treatment of menopause symptoms later in life. During this partnership, the Rowan Foundation funded and partnered with NBCA to perform outreach activities that reached millions of women with important information about their blood clot risks, and also helped NBCA to launch a unique online support group and discussion community that today has more than 10,000 members.

Read more about blood clots and hormonal birth control here.
Learn how you can get involved with our work here.