AWESOME Project

The AWESOME 1AWESOME stands for “Advancing Women’s Equity through a Strategy of Meaningful Engagement.” The initial conceptualization of the project was to create a model to engage marginalized women in health services and systems planning, but it expanded to include marginalized populations of any gender. project, funded by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI), was a project to create a model to meaningfully marginalized populations in healthcare services and systems planning.

AWESOME model

The workbook and handbook we created to help healthcare planners and decisions makers to use the model are available on the CFHI Patient Engagement Portal:

Through funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), we created an online learning module that healthcare planners and decision makers can use to learn how to apply the AWESOME model to meaningfully engage people not traditionally heard in healthcare planning. This online learning module is FREE for anyone to access at: https://learninghub.phsa.ca/courses/6805/heardvalued (You just need to register for a free account with the Learning Hub.)

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1. AWESOME stands for “Advancing Women’s Equity through a Strategy of Meaningful Engagement.” The initial conceptualization of the project was to create a model to engage marginalized women in health services and systems planning, but it expanded to include marginalized populations of any gender.