Women & Health

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This project is the result of collaboration between NEWomen’s Network, Women’s Resource Centre andWomen’s Health EqualityConsortium (WHEC).

The purpose of the project is to influence local Health and Well Being Board’s (HWBBs) in the North East, primarily, with a cascading effect across the country with the production of the how to influence toolkit.

The intention is to incorporate women’s health needs into Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWSs) and demonstrate the significance and value of women’s voluntary organisations (VCOs) in supporting HWBBs  to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for women and girls by offering vital information, evidence and examples of good practice.

This work will also utilise recommendations from CEDAW.

Report of the joint WHEC / CEDAW Project Event 24th October 2013

NEWN_-_Protecting_women_only_services_Nov_2013.doc

The Case for Women’s Services


Older Women and Health Research March 2016

Women’s Health Equality Consortium is working on a project on older women’s health which will result in a report.
We would like to know which of the voluntary and community sector organisations in the WHEC network are working with older women in relation to health, including BME women. We are also interested in any good practice you know about:
– Commissioned services provided by the women’s voluntary and community sector
– Services that run locally whoever provides them, that you think are good
– Good consultation or co-production activities involving individual women or women’s organisations.

Please write to TanziaAhmed@wrc.org.uk with any details (like documents you can attach or links to the projects) as you are able to provide. We are interested in gathering the names of projects/organisations/individuals where possible and what the project does – just in brief. If you would prefer to arrange a short phone call to provide the information, let us know.
A brief response within the next week or two is very welcome.


South Tyneside Women’s Health Project on 31st January 2014 Presentations 

Joint Presentation

WHIST presentation

Promoting Equality- the Case for Women’s Services

Asthma presentation

Report from WHEC event 31st Jan

 

Facilitating peer support to women’s organisations in two local  areas in the NE (Durham and one other) to influence within local structures for Health and Well Being and a formal launch involving policy makers and commissioners

14th February 2014  – 10.15am to 2.30 pm

Influencing Policy makers event at the Raddison Hotel in Durham

Presenting the social and economic case for holistic women’s health and well being services to policy makers and commissioners with specific reference to violence against women and girls (VAWG) and women in the criminal justice system and the concluding observations and recommendation of the United  Nations CEDAW examination, July 2013. The event is funded by the Women’s Health Equality Consortium and is a result of collaboration between Durham Women Rising, NEWomen’s Network, Women’s Resource Centre and Voluntary Organisations Network North East. It is part of a wider project is to influence local Health and Well Being Board’s in the North East, primarily and with a cascading effect across the country to demonstrate the significance and value of women’s voluntary organisations in improving health and wellbeing outcomes by offering vital information, evidence and examples of good practice.

Chaired by – Mary O’Hara FRSA, Writer & Alistair Cooke Fulbright Scholar and Diversity

Speakers:

•Ron Hogg, Durham Police and Crime Commissoner

•Neil Paterson, Deputy Director, Social Exclusion and Violence at Department of Health – NHS England

•Natalie Maidment, Clinks/ VONNE – NE Criminal Justice Network

•Sue Robson – NEWomen’s Network

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