Meet Amoy Jacques, Founder of WombCare Consulting, Principal Consultant
My Past Work Experiences
I have been a clinician in health promotion and chronic disease management for over 15 years with extensive leadership skills in program planning, implementation and evaluation. I have worked as a Registered Kinesiologist at the University Health Network serving patients with workplace injuries within an interdisciplinary environment.
My passion for health promotion and population health was the catalyst successfully complete a Master of Public Health and graduate Summa Cum Laude at the University of Montana in 2018. I have a sincere desire and calling to improve the health, wellness and policies that support and protect women particularly those of African, Caribbean and Black Canadians (ACB) during their reproductive years
During my graduate degree, I was fortunate to gain two exceptional internships in Los Angeles, California. I worked as a public health intern with the Association of Wholistic and Maternal Newborn Health (AWMNH). Together with the executive director, we planned, implemented and evaluated the 2015 Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI) conference to improve community-based doula care and midwifery services for minority group women. As a graduate student at the Pasadena Public Health department, I worked with the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health director to develop evaluation tools for the Black Infant Health Program to improve its effectiveness for future expectant black mothers. These academic experiences inspired my research interests in reproductive health equity, implementation science, health policy and population-centered interventions.
My Present and future destination
To complement my academic acumen, my passion for ACB women is also fuelled by my own challenges with infertility, uterine fibroids and endometriosis. I am currently engaged in several exciting projects and papers with key partners at various health agencies to address the reproductive health concerns of ACB women and will help develop policies to improve their health outcomes.