Women’s Health Care as an Agent of Change

Circle of Health International Announces First Annual Women’s Health Summit.

Bridges: Women’s Health Care as an Agent of Change
Circle of Health International is happy to announce we will be holding our 1st annual women’s health summit in June of 2010! The summit will be held on June 4th, 2010 at Boston University’s School of Public Health. This year our theme will be Bridges: Women’s Health Care as an Agent of Change. The conference will feature guest lecturers from various fields in maternal child health, and will also reach out to a wide audience of health care providers, public health professionals, women’s studies professionals, and the general public. Each of these voices brings something unique to the table, allowing us to collaborate across disciplines to generate discussion and new solutions to old problems. There will be plenty of opportunities to network, learn from each other, and we hope that participants will leave feeling empowered to make real change.

Our summit objectives are as follows:

  • Raise awareness of COHI and its initiatives, informing friends and community members about where we are going as we continue to grow as an organization.
  • Empower participants to implement and enhance programs to improve women’s health in order to make quality women’s health care accessible to every woman, everywhere, especially in times of crisis.
  • Build collaborations between various concerned parties in support of women living in crisis areas by offering participants the opportunity to network and brainstorm.
  • Present our vision of women’s health care as a force with the potential to change lives and communities for the better. Highlight ways that women’s health care has been used as a bridge to peace, and a vehicle for promoting social justice. We will feature inspiring projects from COHI and other groups.
  • Generate discussion of our next steps as we, a diverse group of individuals and organizations, work together towards the common goal of improving the health of women worldwide.

As part of our summit, we would like to issue a call for posters. These posters will be displayed during the summit, and are a great opportunity for you to present your current programs and work to like-minded professionals in a supportive and friendly environment. We are also looking for sponsors and will have space available for product displays. Please contact Nechama at nwildanah[at]cohintl.org for more details regarding the poster presentation guidelines and sponsorship opportunities.

We have a very full day planned for Friday, June 4th, networking/collaboration opportunities, and poster presentations. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Admission is to be determined but a limited number of FREE seats will be available for students. We are also hoping to offer CEU’s for midwives, raffle prizes, and more! Please contact Rachel atrbedenbaugh[at]cohintl.org with any questions. We look forward to meeting you in Boston.

Location: BU School of Public Health
Date: Friday, June 4th, 2010
Admission: TBD (includes breakfast/lunch)
Contact: Rachel Bedenbaughatrbedenbaugh[at]cohintl.org or Nechama Wildanah at nwildanah[at]cohintl.org

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