IGH Resources is now available in cIRcle, UBC’s digital repository!
What is IGH?
- Institute of Gender and Health (IGH)
- Supports research that addresses how sex and gender influence health
- One of the thirteen virtual institutes that make up the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
- Comprised of researchers, scientists, community groups, and individuals from around the world who share an interest in Gender and Health issues
Every health interaction and behaviour is influenced by gender, and we need to understand the unique healthcare needs of men and women, girls and boys. The gender gap is an important research issue. Men continue to die at a younger age, compared with women, while women experience a heavier burden of chronic illness. Why this occurs is not fully understood. There is emerging evidence that there may be many important ways in which sex and gender influence health that, if better understood, could inform interventions and programs designed to improve the health and well being of all people.
With more IGH resources coming soon, view a sample of recent IGH resources now available in cIRcle at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/27008.
For more information about IGH, visit the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and IGH website at: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/8677.html.