European Institute of Women's Health
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Primary sources oooh, orphan Template:Infobox organization The European Institute of Women's Health (EIWH) is a health policy development institution. It was established in 1996, with the primary purpose of ensuring women's and indeed all aspects of family health and well being were on the European Parliament's agenda. The EIWH, is an NGO, established as a company, no shares. It is based in Dublin, Ireland and is a registered charity.
Its work is aimed at positively influencing the European Parliament, European Commission and other International Organisations and Agencies to ensure health and wellbeing of all are and remain a priority issue.
The EIWH works to achieve its objectives through a range of actions and activities including:
- European research on women's health issues disseminating results as widely as possible.
- Promoting gender equity particularly in health treatment and care.
- Informing politicians, policy makers, medical/health professionals, NGO's, organisations and individuals with an interest in women's and family health.
- Making recommendations to Members of the European Parliament (MEP's) on Women's and Family Health issues.
- Raising women's awareness of their own health, their role in education about healthy lifestyles, by providing information on prevention of disease, risk factors, early detection and early treatment.
- Encouraging women to become more involved in deciding health policies.
- Promoting the teaching of gender health issues in medical and health curricula
- Highlighting the need to increase the number of women in leadership positions in health and other professions, including scientists and researchers.
- Liasing at international, European and national level with all groups, bodies,and individuals who hold their shared interests.
Use of EIWH's work
- European Institute of Women's Health (1996). Women in Europe towards healthy ageing, a review of the health status of mid-life and older women, Dublin: European Institute of Women's Health
- European Institute of Women's Health (2006). Women's health in Europe. Facts and figures across the European Union. Dublin: European Institute of Women's Health
- European Institute of Women's Health is also cited in: Duina, Francesco (2006). "Societal adjustments to integration". The social construction of free trade: the European Union, NAFTA, and Mercosur. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. pp. 150–154. ISBN 9781400849413.