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The Women's Health Coalition

http://thewhc.ca/

About The WHC

Mission

The Women’s Health Coalition is committed to creating a movement to speak openly, learn and engage with purpose to address menstrual reproductive and sexual health for life.

Vision

The right support and treatment at the right time for improved quality of life, improved health outcomes, and better lived experiences.

Mandate

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.

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