- What health-related programs and services currently exist in Hamilton exclusively for women?
- What level of interest/need is there for a Network, and in what form?
Where do women live, and are there settlement patterns that could assist with a gaps analysis of services for particular populations? The Geography of Women reviewed Census data, specifically age, marital status, family type, mother tongue, and income, to better understand where women live in Hamilton. The following maps illustrate select populations of women and the location of programs and services related to specific health concerns.
- Lack of connection between the medical/clinical and social/community service sectors
- Imbalance of funding for different types of programs
- Relationship between formal and informal or grassroots programs and services
- Bridging Clinical and Community Services
- Research and Evaluation
- bring together multiple groups or sectors working toward a joint outcome
- focus on action rather than dialogue
- create small, self-organizing teams called constellations to handle public education, service delivery, research and other tangible social change activities
- develop a governance and management framework that balances leadership among all participating partners.
- People - Identify the people needed to advance objectives of the Network.
- Building Understanding – Improve the connection between the medical/clinical and social/community service sectors.
- Research and Evaluation – Various areas for further research would provide a better understanding of health concerns or priority populations.
- Advocacy – Organize for collective action on a particular health issue, for a specific population, or for increased awareness of women’s health in general.