The Women’s Health Coalition will be guided by patient experiences, informed by healthcare professional expertise, and enabled by partnerships, to advance evidence-informed recommendations to decision makers in government and health systems.
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.
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 engaged to address women's health
PATIENT VOICES: The WHC will be guided by women’s experiences in accessing and navigating Canada’s health system for sexual, reproductive and menstrual health clinical supports.
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: The WHC will have a strong diverse membership; established networks and relationships within government, healthcare professionals, associations, and industry; and public engagement.
SYSTEM CHANGE: The WHC will influence change to improve women’s experiences within Canada’s health systems by raising awareness of gaps, inequities and under-served experiences in women’s health delivery.
CREDIBILITY: The WHC will be a trusted source for information, resources, and collaboration.
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.