Search Resources (English): English, Socioeconomic determinants, Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)

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What makes us healthy, what makes us sick?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no2EN.pdf

Highlights recent work from the Centres of Excellence for Women's Health on the links between women's health and their social and economic circumstances.

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Published: 2001
Living in balance: gender, structural inequalities, and health promoting behaviors in Manitoba First Nation communities  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/livingInBalance.pdf

Describes health promoting behaviours such as engaging in more physical activity, positive dietary changes, quitting smoking, and stopping drinking for a time, in First Nations peoples.

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Published: 2000
Social investment in New Brunswick  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/policy_disc_papers/disc-series7.pdf

Shows case studies of social investment. Discusses challenges, strengths and values of each case.

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Published: 2000
Rethinking health disparities: social and economic inclusion and lone mothers  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/e/inclusion/Lone%20Mothers%20poster.pdf
Presents a poster that describes a research project looking at ways policy and research can help address health inequities experienced by single mothers. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Race, ethnicity and women's health
Examines and reports on various research projects on immigration, refugee, and African Nova Scotian women in Atlantic Canada, sponsored by ACEWH, that have initiated a critical body of policy-based research on health needs by ethnic origin. Explores the major barriers between ethnic sub-populations and good health care, including language and communication barriers, cultural barriers, and the lack of medical research and knowledge on minority women's health needs and concerns.
Published: 2002
The impact of overweight and obesity on maternal and newborn health: a critical review of the literature   
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/pdf/OWO_Impact_MatHealth.pdf

A literature review that examines the health implications of obesity and overweight in pregnancy, starting with the physical health of women and children and moving on to a consideration of some of the social determinants of health. The review closes with a synthesis of findings and recommendations for further research.

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Published: July 2010