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Since 1996, NNEWH has been committed to improving the health status of Canadian women by focusing the ways in which environments impact the health status, beliefs and practices of women.

Drawing upon a range of expertise through academic research associates, community partners, service providers and women’s groups, we encourage the use of a gender and diversity framework in the analysis of health research, policy development and education.

NNEWH’s primary research focus is on the impact of the environment on women’s health, but has more recently incorporated the themes of women and health care reform and women and pharmaceuticals, with the inclusion of two working groups (WHCR and WHP).


The National Network on Environments and Women’s Health is a Centre of Excellence committed to producing knowledge on the social, economic and physical environments that effect women’s health in order to facilitate policy change that will improve the lives of all Canadian women.

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