The right support and treatment at the right time for improved quality of life, improved health outcomes, and better lived experiences.
The Women’s Health Coalition will take a leading role in engaging and informing community stakeholders, healthcare professionals, industry and government to challenge traditional thinking, address gender bias, and improve health outcomes for women facing menstrual, reproductive and sexual health challenges.
The Women’s Health Coalition is a network of:
- Women who have faced health challenges
- Professionals who care for women
- People who care about women and women's health
- Businesses and Associations committed to women's health
We will fulfill our mandate by:
CONNECTING WITH WOMEN to understand the patient journey : Engage women of diverse backgrounds to provide testimony of unique experiences in Alberta’s health system to validate priorities identified for system change and promote a shift in patient behaviors.
ENGAGING THE HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY for system improvement: Work with healthcare professionals and industry partners to engage health system influencers to explore opportunities for improving women’s health patient experience.
ADVOCATING for policy change: Establish relationships and credibility with provincial and federal governments to raise awareness and advocate for policy change to support patient choice and address gender equity.
FACILITATING RESEARCH for evidence-based recommendations: Work with partners to understand, clarify and promote women's health based on data, evidence and patient experience.
Establish networks and relationships within government, healthcare professionals, associations and industry, to influence patient journeys.
Improve women’s experiences within Alberta’s health systems by identifying and raising awareness of gaps, barriers and gender bias in women’s health delivery.
Establish the WHC as a trusted source for information, resources, collaboration and evidence-based recommendations to legislators and system stakeholders/influencers.
Identity, Sex and Gender Statement: The Women’s Health Coalition of Canada is committed to addressing health system barriers, gaps, and biases affecting people who identify as women and individuals assigned female at birth. We acknowledge that sex relates to a person’s physical and biological features at birth. We use the term “women” to refer to all people who identify as women. We also recognize that the women’s health issues we address apply to women, trans men and non-binary individuals assigned female at birth.