Boosting women's health...
The North East and North Cumbria and the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) held its first ever women's health conference on Thursday 19 October 2023 at the Stadium of Light. You can read more here and watch a short video here:
Nationally, it was just one year ago that the first ever women's strategy for England was launched which sets out a 10-year ambition for boosting the health and wellbeing of women and girls. It was born from a need to level-up and ensure the health service, which has historically been designed by men, is delivering for the 51% of the population which is women.
The challenge we have now set ourselves is to turn our ambition for women's health in our region into action – using the strength, collaboration and energy we have to create our own strategy and make the changes we want to see now and for future generations. I truly believe that if we make things better for girls and women – everyone benefits.
At the event we launched a new women's health profile which provides us with valuable insight and data to help us on our journey to better and fairer health. Please do take the time to have a look at it – not only does it make for interesting reading but it lays bare the stark facts and shows a clear correlation between poorer health outcomes, and economic and social deprivation.
But on the day, a number of amazing projects already underway across the region were shared and covered menopause, cancer, violence against women, fertility, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, and post-natal support and much more.
We have set up a Women's Health Collaborative across the integrated care system so we can work together to help improve the way in which the health and care system listens to women’s voices, and boost health outcomes for women and girls. More information will shared on this website in weeks to come. If you wish to join this, you can find details here and email us on [email protected]