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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
Rural, remote and northern women's health  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/policyPWHCE.pdf

Presents recommendations to improve the health status of rural, remote and northern living women in Canada.

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Published: 2005
Women's formal (paid) home care work in transition: the impact of reform on labour process change in Saskatoon, SK  
http://www.pwhce.ca/womensFormalPaid.htm

Examines the subjective quality of work life of three primary home care practitioner groups after the implementation of planned restructuring strategies.

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Published: 2000
Telling it like it is: realities of parenting in poverty

Brings together 15 low-income mothers of preschool-aged children describing their challenges and the changes they would like to see in their community.

Published: 2001
Living well: Aboriginal women, cultural identity and wellness  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/livingWell.pdf

Examines the positive impact of cultural identity on the wellness of Aboriginal women in Manitoba and the ways these women have drawn upon cultural values, teaching and knowledge in their efforts to heal.

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Published: 2004
Rural women's action workshop, Carlyle, Saskatchewan  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/ruralCarlyle.pdf

Reports on the Rural Women’s Action Workshop held on April 7-8, 2006 in Carlyle, SK. Looks at ways to improve the situation of rural women and to bring their recommendations forward to decision-makers.

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Published: 2006
The effect of social isolation and loneliness on the health of older women  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/effect-social-isolation.pdf

Explores gender differences in social isolation (a low number of regular social contacts) and social loneliness (the expression of dissatisfaction with a low number of social contacts), and their effects on the health of older women. Also provides recommendations for ways to address isolation and loneliness for older people for individuals, local community and groups, and program planners and policy makers.

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Published: 1999
Left in the cold: women, health and the demise of social housing policies  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/leftCold.pdf

Details housing policies and their effect on women's health and their experiences with living in or have lived in sub-standard housing.

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Published: 2001
Midwifery care: women's experiences, hopes and reflections  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/midwifery-care.pdf

Documents women's experiences with midwifery. Provides recommendations to policy makers regarding the implementation of midwifery.

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Published: 1999
A study of the service needs of pregnant addicted women in Manitoba  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/pregnant-addicted.pdf

Describes service needs of pregnant women who are substance users. Suggests a gender-sensitive model for treatment and extending treatment to women who present while intoxicated.

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Published: 2000