Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights alongside CPHA is excited to introduce a brand new campaign for 2016: What’s your relationship status? so we can talk about the important relationship(s) between people and their health service providers.
Positive relationships between patients and providers foster better health outcomes and access to services. It is important to work together toward healthy bodies, healthy communities and healthy partnerships.
To encourage optimal sexual and reproductive health for individuals and communities, action can be taken at many levels. Many things can either make it easier or more difficult to access health care or affect the quality of care we get. There are barriers that may be outside of our immediate control. When it comes to us individually, or our communities, strategies can focus on supporting our empowerment and participation in the context of these important interactions. This section aims to provide tips and tools for individuals to assess and to improve relationships with health care providers.
By health care providers, we mean any individual, institution, or agency that provides health services to health care users, so it can mean but is not limited to: physicians (doctors/family doctors), nurses, nurse-practitioners, midwives, sexual health counsellors, community health centers, walk-in clinics, or specialists. We also believe that all the people supporting the work being done by health care providers, like receptionists, pharmacists, lab workers or janitors for example, also play a big role in creating the kind of space where positive relationships and interactions can flourish.
Sexual and reproductive health is relevant for everyone, today and tomorrow, whether you are sexually active or not. And when it comes to sexual and reproductive health, our relationships with health care providers matter. Navigate your way through the website to find practical tools and information aimed at making a positive impact on our health and wellbeing!
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