Gender Matters - Toolkit for Implementing Gender-mainstreaming in the Health Sector
Published: Monday, March 31, 2014
This toolkit provides the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Department of Health and Children (DOHC) with a strategic and operational plan for uncovering and tackling gender inequalities and gender differences in health. This concerns women, men and specific sub-groups of women, men. It connects with and builds on existing policy and work in the HSE on women’s and men’s health. It is addressed to senior decision-makers in the Irish health service and has relevance for policy, planning and the delivery of front line services. It has implications for how resources are allocated, including human resources with expertise in the strategic and operational implementation of gender mainstreaming across the health service. This toolkit on gender-mainstreaming is relevant to all health care policies, including those of the DOHC and non-HSE provided services.