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Applying equitable development and service delivery of digital health technology among underserved and ethnic groups: Principles and learnings
Written by Candice Taguibao, WHRI’s Digital Health Research Manager Our health system is continuing full steam ahead toward digital transformation, but who is being left behind? As researchers and care-providers develop and implement digital solutions to address the health needs of women and other marginalized genders, two recent viewpoint pieces published in the Journal of […]
2021 Digital Health Week Poster Competition Winner
This year the Women’s Health Research Institute and the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute partnered to host a series of events celebrating digital health innovation in BC aiming to improve the health and well-being of children and families around the world. The theme of this year’s event was “How Can Digital Health Work for You?” […]
How can we apply feminist intersectionality to digital health research?
Written by Candice Taguibao, WHRI’s Digital Health Research Manager Although digital tools have the potential to make care more accessible and convenient for many, there are some groups who may be missing out on the full benefits of innovation: women and particularly low-income women of colour. In a viewpoint article recently published in the Lancet […]
Research Spotlight: Prenatal and parenting education through texting
Prenatal education has been shown to increase attendance at routine prenatal care and acceptance of routine screening tests, reduce tobacco and alcohol consumption, and promote appropriate maternal weight gain. These behaviours in turn have been associated with reductions in rates of cesarean birth, preterm birth, and inadequate fetal growth. The COVID-19 pandemic has limited access […]
Congratulations to the recipients of the Women’s Digital Health Research Awards
Dr. Caroline Sanders, recipient of the 2020 Women’s Digital Health Research Awards This award is given to an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to women and girl’s digital health research in the province of British Columbia and globally. This is an opportunity to recognize, honour, and most importantly, to thank an individual who’s […]
Member spotlight: Dr. Beth Payne | Digital Health Week 2019
Can mHealth help save lives? Dr. Beth Payne’s research is exploring the use of mobile devices to aid decision in high-risk situations.
Research spotlight: #LifeAndLoveWithHIV | Digital Health Week 2019
#LifeAndLoveWithHIV is an online space for women living with HIV to reclaim their sexuality and shift the narrative from risk to pleasure. For Digital Health Week, we spoke to Drs. Angela Kaida and Allie Carter and writer Wynne ST about the project and what it’s like to navigate the world of digital health.
A conversation with the DSD Transitions research team | Digital Health Week 2019
Dr. Caroline Sanders and her team are in the midst of undertaking their second digital health project, DSDTransitions.ca. In the lead-up to Digital Health Week we spoke to them about their experiences in the digital health space, and their ideas about harnessing technology to empower patients.
Research spotlight: The Hummingbird Project
“Stillbirth is a traumatic grief.” Amanda Martin, Project Coordinator for the Hummingbird Project and bereaved parent, shares that this sentiment took years to internalize: women and families who experience a stillbirth have experienced a trauma. Despite the major impact stillbirth has on women and families, it is an area that faces strong stigma, and is […]