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Affirming immigrant women's health practices in Prince Edward Island  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no2EN.pdf

Summarizes research that explored what health means to immigrant women in Prince Edward Island.

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Published: 2001
Experiences of immigrant and refugee women in Quebec with the health care system  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/ bulletin-vol1no1EN.pdf

Examines the health experiences of immigrant and refugee women and looks at whether they are receiving adequate and appropriate care from the Canadian health care system.

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Published: 2000
Immigration and perinatal risk  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no2EN.pdf

Investigates factors associated with the immigrant experience that may increase vulnerability to health risks during the perinatal period of pregnancy.

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Published: 2001
Women, mental health, mental illness and addiction in Canada: an overview  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/womenMentalHealth.pdf

Provides information about issues in women’s mental health, illness and addictions, such as women-centred care, trauma and violence, depression, and more, and makes recommendations for the next steps.

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Published: 2006
Racialized and immigrant women in cities  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/racialEN.pdf

Outlines who racialized and immigrant women are, some challenges racialized and immigrant women experience in cities, and government responsibilities.

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Published: 2005
Equitable access to health care, health promotion and disease prevention for recent immigrant women living in Nova Scotia  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving14.pdf

Summarizes findings of a research study. Examines how immigrant women in Nova Scotia access and interacts with healthcare.

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Published: 2001
Affirming immigrant women's health: building inclusive health policy  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving7.pdf

Examines the experiences and perceptions of these women in relation to the factors that influence their health, health maintenance behaviours and the health services they use.

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Published: 2000
Women's health surveillance report: supplementary chapters  
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_336_E&cw_topic=336&cw_rel=AR_342_E

Provides gender relevant analyses and considerations for policy and program development based on currently available national secondary health data and focuses on three issues: ethnicity and immigration, health care utilization and the relationship between income and health. Highlights gender differences and identify disparities in the distribution of determinants of health, health behaviours, health outcomes, health care utilization as well as vulnerable subgroups of women.

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Published: 2004
Advancing policy and research responses to immigrant and refugee women's health in Canada  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/en/resources/im-ref_health/immigration.html

Presents an overview of Canadian research on immigrant and refugee women's health. Suggests next steps to advance a dialogue in policy and research development on immigrant and refugee women's health.

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Published: 2001
I'm not the woman I used to be: 30 poems by recent immigrant women  
http://www.whiwh.com/poetry.pdf

Presents a series of poems that express a myriad of emotions which reveal the complexity of immigrant women's experiences.

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Published: 2004