The mission of the Excellence for Women’s Health (CEWH) is to improve the health of women by fostering collaboration on multidisciplinary and action-oriented research on girls’ and women’s health and to introduce gender into health research. The CEWH pays particular attention to research that will improve the health status of girls and women who face health inequities due to socioeconomic status, race, culture, age, sexual orientation, geography, disability and/or addiction.
We achieve this mission through generating new knowledge about women’s health, and facilitating knowledge exchange to close the loop between research and action on women-centred programs, practice and policy. We develop women-centred programs, and gender transformative practice and policy, in partnership with researchers, health and social service practitioners, health system planners and community-based health advocates. We specialize in bringing evidence to practice and policy.