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Resource Launch: Women’s Health Circles Handbook

9:30-11:00 a.m.
Parliament Library, 269 Gerrard Street East (just west of Parliament), 2nd floor, Community Room

Are you a health or social service provider, community worker, policy maker or community member? Are you interested in conducting Women's Health Circles in your community with women who experience marginalization?

Please join us for the launch of the Women's Health Circles Handbook and the companion Key to Women's Health: Stroke Resource Guide for Women's Health Circles.

Women's Health Circles are
    * Collective education forums for women: participants determine the health topics of discussion, engage with other women to learn from each other's thoughts and experiences, ask questions of health and social service providers and learn about community resources.
    * + Learning spaces for health and social service professionals: health and social service professionals learn about the lived experiences of women to create more appropriate and sensitive care.

The Women's Health Circles Handbook demonstrates approaches from three pilot sites to coordinating and conducting Health Circles and offers examples to help you meet the needs of women in your community.

The Key to Women's Health: Stroke Resource Guide illustrates how to link discussions on the social determinants of health or other topics chosen by women attending Women's Health Circles to the risk factors, signs and symptoms of stroke.

For more information please contact the Ontario Women's Health Network at owhn@owhn.on.ca or (416) 408-4840.