Episode 19 – Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Canada: The BIPOC Women’s Health Network

“Serving Humanity with Medicine”

– Peer med podcast

On this episode of the Peer Med Podcast, we welcome Executives from The BIPOC Women’s Health Network, Claire Dong & Whitney Ereyi to speak about their organization, their activities and the importance of caring for vulnerable populations as future physicians. They aims to provide healthcare resources to serve racialized & Indigenous women in local Canadian communities and believe that providing information that is culturally-sensitive, anti-oppressive, multilingual, feminist, and pro-choice is crucial to addressing healthcare disparities faced by BIPOC women. As medical students who comprise the organization, they are dedicated to accomplishing these goals by providing education for health care providers, medical students, and patients to provide culturally-safe environments essentially empowering women to take control over their health.

What is The BIPOC Women’s Health Network?

“The BIPOC Women’s Health Network aims to provide healthcare resources to serve racialized & Indigenous women in local Canadian communities. We believe providing information that is culturally-sensitive, anti-oppressive, multilingual, feminist, and pro-choice is crucial to addressing healthcare disparities faced by BIPOC women. Our organization is dedicated to accomplishing these goals by providing education for health care providers, medical students, and patients to provide culturally-safe environments for patients. We are committed to improving healthcare access, advocating for patients, and empowering women to take control of their health..”

The BIPOC Women’s Health Network

“Our mission is to provide culturally competent, anti-oppressive, and feminist health care resources for health care providers, medical students, and racialized women in local Canadian communities.”

Meet the Guest Speakers!

Whitney is a second year medical student at the University of Calgary. In addition to her work under the Cultural Competency portfolio for the BIPOC Women’s Health Network, she is also serves on the Calgary Medical Students Association as the VP of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and is the current President of the Calgary Black Medical Students Association.

Claire earned her Bachelor’s in Medical Sciences followed by a Diploma in Computer Science at Western University. She is a current second year medical student at Western who is passionate about women’s health, providing culturally competent resources, and using her web development skills to provide an inclusive educational platform. 

For More from The BIPOC Women’s Health Network or to volunteer check out their website.

Published by peermedfoundation

The Peer Med Foundation strives to advocate for marginalized, and vulnerable patient populations. We aim to provide healthcare resources as well as information that is culturally-sensitive, anti-oppressive, and multilingually available to patients in order to address healthcare disparities.

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