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Creating a better future for communities through research

CIHR Conference: Innovations in Gender, Sex, and Health Research

Nov 22, 2010

CCBR Senior Research Tanya Darisi will present findings from the project: Women's Involvement in the Health Sector in Ontario. This research project explores the extent and nature of women's involvement in Ontario health organizations, systems and structures. The presentation will discuss findings to date, including key indicators, barriers and facilitating conditions of meaningful involvement in health systems. The goal of the research is to provide an understanding of women's involvement in health systems and to develop recommendations for strengthening women's voices and gender-based perspectives. The research is being conducted from a participatory action-oriented approach and includes the engagement of diverse communities of women as part of the research team. For more information about this project, click here.

Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario is working with researchers to be the catalyst for, and advance knowledge about sex and gender differences in, women's health in Ontario. This panel showcases three Echo-funded research projects which seek to inform the development of women's health research, policy, service, and knowledge translation. The first, through characterizing women's involvement in the health sector, will make recommendations for strengthening women's voices and gender-based perspectives; the second identifies health issues of most interest to Ontario women to ensure women's diverse voices inform women's health research and knowledge translation agendas; and the third presents the state of current knowledge in peri to post menopausal health and makes recommendations for research and knowledge translation activities. The panelists will present highlights of their studies and discuss benefits and challenges of engaging and empowering women in research and how this articulates with the policy process. Pat Campbell will moderate.