The mission of CARE About Fibroids is to mobilize a broad spectrum of women’s health advocates to build greater awareness of uterine fibroids and create a sense of urgency around the need for improved diagnosis, expanded and better treatment options, and enhanced patient access to care. Specifically, the organization is committed to four pillars of purpose:
Community – In partnership with existing women’s health stakeholders, we will create a strong community of patients, their loved ones, and their health providers to give voice to the struggles of women with debilitating uterine fibroids and to stand united for improving the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.
Action – Through alliance with others, and the use of communications and outreach, we will take decisive action to increase public and stakeholder awareness as a means to advance broad policies and discrete decisions that will improve the care of women with uterine fibroids.
Research – We will work to promote increased investment for research into new treatments and mechanisms for earlier diagnosis of women with uterine fibroids.
Education – With the goal of empowering more informed patients, care providers, and decision makers in the health care sector, we will serve as an educational resource on uterine fibroids for all stakeholders. This will entail acting as a clearinghouse of evidence-based information on uterine fibroids, publishing new reports and findings, and convening scholars and respected voices in the field.