The Women and Children’s Health Network membership is continually growing! Our Network is comprised of both 'Partner Organizations' and 'Patient and Family Advisors'. To view the Network's organizational structure flowchart, click here.
Network members include representatives from the community, hospital organizations and professional disciplines. We aim to capture the broadest collective voice possible and work towards a collaborative and coordinated approach to health system planning. The members translate the Network's goals and objectives into specific actions to enhance regional integration. The foundational objective of the Network is to enhance the health of birthing families, women, children, and youth in our region.
Network members collaborate to address four provincial priorities:
Local Gap Analysis and Planning
Executing Improvements to Care
Connecting and Coordinating Providers
Informing/Providing Input to Provincial Entities
Patient and Family Advisors
Over the last year the Network has quadrupled the number of Patient and Family Advisors informing the Network's work. Patient and Family Advisors directly influence the Network's clinical priorities and advocacy efforts. They also actively participate in all of our committees, working groups, task forces, and the Steering Committee. The Network regularly supports Patient and Family Advisor-led projects and leadership opportunities whenever possible.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a Patient and Family Advisor, you can find more information by clicking here. To become a Patient and Family Advisor with our Network, please complete the application form located here.
Do you want to become a Network Member?
Our Network Membership is open to Partner Organizations and we would love to have you join us! If you are interested in learning more about our Network or would like to become a member, please send us a message here.
Three Core Working Groups
The Network has three core working groups each with their own clinical priorities and work plans, outlined below.