Introduction to the POWER Study

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Introduction, Chapter 1

Susan K. Shiller
Arlene S. Bierman


This chapter provides an overview of Volume 1, outlining the impetus for development of an Ontario evidence-based women’s health report, the health issues being addressed, and the collaborative research model developed to produce Report findings. It also provides a brief introduction to the development and use of indicators in improving health.

Sections include
  • What is the POWER Study?
  • Why do we need a womens’ health report in Ontario?
  • What’s in this volume of the Women’s Health Report?
  • Who worked to develop the Report?
  • What is an indicator?
  • How did we choose our indicators?
  • What data did we use?
  • How did we analyze the data?