From March 1st – March 8th leading up to International Women’s Day local businesses near you will be taking action to support women’s health because Her Health Matters.
Women are the backbone of our society and their health matters. This International Women’s Day we invite you to reflect on the sharp disadvantages women still face in many facets of life, including health outcomes.
Not only do women’s health issues affect women’s physical bodies, they have further reaching consequences on their families and communities. That’s why investing in women’s health is central to supporting the greater health of our communities because Her Health Matters.
Together, with our generous partners, we invite women in BC and all the women they love to address their greater well-being and physical health. That’s why we’re partnering with local businesses in a variety of on-site and online activations that give back to BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre Foundation.
Women's Health Facts
Prior to the 1990’s women were not included in most medical research studies.
Each year in Canada heart disease kills more women than men. It is the leading cause of death for women over 55, and second most common cause of death for women under 55.
Women experience depression twice as often as men and yet are three times more likely than men to experience barriers to accessing mental health care
By committing to improve women’s health, we commit to improving the health of our greater communities. This International Women's Day support our valued community partner's to improve women's health because Her Health Matters.