Women's Health Action Network
Organization profile published 1984

Year Published:  1984
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2951

The WOMEN'S Health Action Network consists of a number of groups and individuals across Canada, including nurses, doctors, consumers, and community development workers. The aim is "to promote consumer involvement in shaping health care policies; to create awareness in women, individually and collectively, of the need for more control over their bodies; to promote preventive vs. curative approaches to health; to build solidarity with Third World people who are recipients of inappropriate and dangerous drugs which have been banned in the West; to expose the tremendous influence pharmaceutical companies have on health care systems at home and abroad; and to work towards more rational national and international health care policies and controls.

The network plans to create a play on women and pharmaceuticals in collaboration with the Great Canadian Theatre Company, to go on tour nationally in the fall of 1984; to spread information on DES and other drugs; to develop workshops at regional levels around the theme of women and health; and to develop educational tools for use at the local level, linking women's health projects and concerns with those in the Third World.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1984.
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