Stakeholder consultations were an integral part of the POWER Study’s mission to produce reports that are both meaningful and actionable. Using a community-engaged research approach, we actively engaged stakeholders (including representatives of women’s health and community-based organizations; health care and other community service providers; and policy makers) throughout the POWER Study.  These stakeholder consultations provided us with critical feedback and advice.

A series of Roundtable discussions allowed us to:

  • engage with stakeholders by creating awareness about the POWER Study and its objectives
  • provide a forum for discussing how to improve access, quality and outcomes of care for all women of Ontario
  • elicit stakeholders’ needs in terms of how the POWER Study can be most useful
  • help to set priorities for reporting in specific areas
  • develop strategic dissemination strategies and partners

Organizations that have been represented at POWER stakeholder consultations include: