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Unhealthy times: political economy perspectives on health and care in Canada
Explores the visible and not so visible aspects of health care reforms, using political economy perspectives.
Published: 2001
Health care privatization: women are paying the price  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39564
Illustrates that privatization is a primary cost-cutting strategy in current health care reform and that it is moving swiftly, quietly and devastatingly into the health care system in Canada in multiple ways. (See Details)
Published: 2002
A call to action: balancing work and non-work responsibilities: implications for women's health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/workplace/family.html
Describes the challenges women face when trying to balance work and home responsibilities, particularly as women are more prone to be employed in atypical work. (See Details)
Published: 2003
The differential impact of health care privatization on women in Alberta  
http://www.pwhce.ca/pdf/alta.pdf
Examines privatization in Alberta and its impact on women. Traces development and provides an overview of health policy initiatives exemplifying governmental policy platform. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Caring for/caring about: women, home care, and unpaid caregiving
Explores the nature of caring in Canada, and examines reseach on women, home care and unpaid caregiving. Identifies the social conditions under which caregiving is undertaken. Also examines the experiences of women who care.
Published: 2004
HIV/AIDS on rise for Canadian women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39481
Looks at the reasons for women's increased vulnerability to HIV infection. Explores actions governments and policy-makers can take to help stem the tide of infection rates. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Who benefits: international harmonisation of the regulation of new pharmaceutical drugs  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/who_benefits.html
Explains how the push to streamline the drug approval process in the world's three largest pharmaceutical markets is neglecting the special needs of women. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Degree of women's homelessness underestimated, study finds  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39537
Summarizes findings of a study conducted by Sistering: A Woman's Place that looked at the extent of women's homelessness. Describes "visible" and "hidden" homelessness. Highlights homelessness as a significant women's health issue that seriously impact women's emotional, mental, spiritual and physical health. Includes a list of suggestions to help improve the conditions of women's visible and hidden homelessness. (See Details)
Published: 2003
A decade of challenges; a decade of choices; consequences for Canadian women  
http://www.cprn.org/en/doc.cfm?doc=558
Examines the impact on women - in the family, the community, or the labour market - of the misfit between social policy prescriptions and current social realities. Outlines some of the implications for public policy. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Surviving on hope is not enough: women's health, poverty, justice and income support in Manitoba  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/survivingOnHope.pdf
Examines how Manitoba and local policies concerning income support programs affect women's health. Presents recommendations for change based on the difficulties women in this research experienced. (See Details)
Published: 2004