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Internet usage by low-literacy adults seeking health information: an observational analysis  
http://www.jmir.org/2004/3/e25/
Determines how low-literacy adults independently access and evaluate health information on the Internet. Identifies challenges and areas of proficiency in the Internet-searching skills of low-literacy adults. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Populations at higher risk: when mainstream approaches don't work: a Best Start Resource Centre "how to" guide  
http://www.beststart.org/resources/howto/pdf/HowTOGuide_2c.pdf
Presents information about how to reach, engage and meet the needs of sub-populations at higher risk, in the context of preconception, prenatal and child health. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Developing health and family planning materials for low-literate audiences: a guide  
http://www.path.org/files/DC_Low_Literacy_Guide.pdf
Offers guidelines for developing health and family planning support materials for illiterate and low-literate groups worldwide. (See Details)
Published: 1996
Healthy living for immigrant women: a health education community outreach program  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/159/4/385.pdf
Describes a health education program in Gloucester, Ontario and how it addressed cultural and linguistic barriers to communication with immigrant women. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 1998
A sense of belonging: supporting healthy child development in Aboriginal families  
http://www.beststart.org/resources/hlthy_chld_dev/pdf/aboriginal_manual.pdf
Focuses on service provider strategies to use in working with Aboriginal families with young children. Looks at areas of risk and concern, Aboriginal parenting beliefs and teachings, as well as effective approaches. (See Details)
Published: 2006
ABC of smoking cessation: use of simple advice and behavioural support  
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/328/7436/397
Discusses non-pharmacological interventions for people wishing to quit smoking, including advice and behavioural support. Encourages health professionals to use these interventions with their clients, and to become familiar with other sources of support, such as written materials, telephone helplines, and strategies for preventing relapses. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Aboriginal women share their stories in an outreach diabetes education program  
http://www.usask.ca/cuisr/docs/pub_doc/health/Dressler.pdf
Studies the impact that participants of a monthly outreach diabetes education program for Aboriginal women has had on their health and well-being. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Health education and learning project (HELP)
HELP provides women with ways to upgrade their confidence in decision making, for the best interests of their health. This manual is designed to help organizations foster and enhance women's self-education, in a friendly, sociable, and informed milieu. It includes a description of the activities for each of the five sessions, as well as a guide for coordinators and facilitators.
Published: 1993
Mediums to reach injection drug using populations: a discussion paper  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/hepatitis_c/pdf/careDiscMediums.pdf
Presents a synthesis of information on mediums to reach the injection drug using (IDU) population compiled from the published literature, as well as from discussions with national/international organizations working with this population. Indicates that the focus of most research in this area has been on assessing the effectiveness of prevention and harm reduction initiatives in changing risky behaviours, particularly in relation to HIV and not the more easily blood-to-blood transmissible hepatitis C virus (HCV). Identifies the challenge of reaching a target population, the exact number and location on the social margins of which is difficult to establish reliably. Explains briefly the various strategies employed -- professional outreach, peer outreach (demonstratedly effective) and mass media communication -- and their success in reaching segments of the IDU population. Examines these 'ways and means' of reaching those most at risk of contracting the hepatitis C virus, the people who inject or who are at risk of injecting drugs. Emphasises the mediums to access these populations and not the effectiveness of strategies in changing risky behaviour. Also available in French under the title: Moyens de joindre les utilisateurs de drogues injectables : document de travail. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Listen to the whispers: an education program about ovarian cancer  
http://www.ovariancanada.org/index.asp?navid=43
Aims to raise awareness among Canadian women of the subtle signs, symptoms, risks and preventive factors of ovarian cancer ("the disease that whispers"). (See Details)
Published: 2000