Community forum series

When individuals are given the opportunity to become active agents in their health, this leads to improved health outcomes and helps achieve universal health coverage. Self-care has the potential to transform healthcare and enable people to take the power of their health into their own hands – if funding, policy, regulatory and other barriers are addressed to create a more enabling environment for self-care. 

In order to ensure that these barriers and solutions are identified, the Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG) is hosting a community forum series: four interactive dialogues held virtually over the next year focusing on the needs and wants of those engaging in self-care, ensuring that self-care interventions and behaviors are people-centered and community-owned, and elevating the voices of our consumers. 

At the conclusion of the series, SCTG partners will use the global asks that came out of this forum to develop a policy brief with recommendations to policymakers, funders, and the global community on how to integrate self-care in UHC policies and guidelines and help advance self-care advocacy objectives. 

Register for a forum below!

Upcoming Community Forums

Advocating for Gender Rights Through Self-Care for UHC

WHAT? SCTG’s Community Forum Series: Advocating for Gender Rights Through Self-Care for UHC asks women, trans, and non-binary advocates to share their perspectives on how self-care can support them in accessing health services

WHO?  Our forum is for women, transgender people, and non-binary people who are committed to advocating for gender rights within the health system. We are looking for participants who are willing to engage in dialogues about their self-care needs and share thoughts on what health systems can do to make self-care easier to access and use.

WHEN? Thursday, 9 December 14:00-16:00 UTC

Interested in participating or partnering with us? Let us know by emailing [email protected]

a focus on the private sector

In Q1 2021, our third forum in the series will focus on the barriers and opportunities that exist within the private sector as they strive to integrate self-care into the healthcare system. 

Interested in participating or partnering with us? Let us know!


Supporting youth through Self-care

On April 7th, 2021, the SCTG sought out the guidance from young people  to find solutions to improve youth’s access to self-care approaches and products. Through our very first community forum, hosted by youth leaders from IYAFP, Population Services International’s flagship adolescent contraceptive program A360, and Y-ACT, the SCTG convened a group of more than 50 young people to seek guidance on how best to tailor self-care approaches to young people, hear the challenges they face, and identify ways to reach young people. 

Explore our youth advocates and leaders’ recommendations and lessons learned through the follow-up Q&A podcast and wrap-up report linked below. 


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