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CAPWHN has the following committees:


Research Committee

This committee promotes and supports excellence in research development and knowledge translation regarding perinatal and women’s health.  The membership includes the chair, who must possess a post-graduate degree, two members who are actively engaged in research, and two members involved in knowledge translation.


Membership Committee

This committee’s priority is the recruitment and retention of members.  The committee’s focus is to develop a plan through the use of a number of tools, including various social media components and website development.  Members knowledgeable about and interested in social media would greatly contribute to the committee’s activities.  Committee membership includes the chair and regional representatives.


Advocacy and Health Policy Committee

The Advocacy and Health Policy Committee (AHPC) serves to define and address local, provincial and national issues/policies significant to the health of women and newborns.  The AHPC strives to create excellence and sustain an environment in which members can work effectively to improve health outcomes for women and newborns. Committee membership includes the chair and regional representatives.



In addition to these committees, CAPWHN has two interest groups focused on specific issues.


Global Health Interest Group

Purpose: To develop a network of CAPWHN members interested in global women’s health; to increase member’s awareness of current issues affecting women globally; and to provide opportunities for members to participate in activities that will contribute to the health of women and their families in local, national, and international settings.


Rural/Remote Interest Group

A network of CAPWHN members who are interested in rural and remote issues in perinatal/women's health.



For more information regarding any of these committees or interest groups please contact CAPWHN.



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