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The need for culturally competent healthcare

Like many other developed countries, increased burdens of morbidity and mortality afflict racial and ethnic minorities and new immigrant populations. In Canada for example, Immigrant women aged 25 or older are less likely to self-rate their overall health as very good or excellent compared with the Canadian-born.

The reasons for these poorer health outcomes could be systemic, but can also be attributed to implicit bias among healthcare professionals, and lack of cultural sensitivity and competence.

Through our Health Collaborative, SNIWWOC aims to provide training in cultural competent reproductive healthcare to service providers across the country.

To get involved with the campaign, email info@sniwwoc.ca.