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Improving conditions: integrating sex and gender into federal mental health and addictions policy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/ImprovingConditions.pdf

Examines factors across the lifespan that demonstrate why an examination of sex differences and gender influences is crucial to any policy work in mental health and substance use.

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Published: 2006
What's policy got to do with it?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no1EN.pdf

Presents articles that discuss the influence that Centres have had on health policy to date. Themes include: redefining policy making, taking action to influence policy, and policy for rural women.

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Published: 2001
Public health vs. chemoprevention  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no2EN.pdf

Discusses chemoprevention experiments, which test potent drugs to prevent disease, and the risks, particularly for Canadian women, of these experiments.

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Published: 2001
The process is the product: redefining policy making  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no1EN.pdf

Highlights three of the Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health's mechanisms to widen the scope of the health policy dialogue, enabling new stakeholders to participate.

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Published: 2001
Missing voices in long-term care policy making: elderly women and women with disabilities receiving home care  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol1no1EN.pdf

Explores the perspectives and aspirations of frail elderly women and younger women with disabilities who rely on care and assistance at home in Ontario.

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Published: 2000
The mice that roared: using feminist activist principles to influence policy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no1EN.pdf

Discusses how feminist activist principles can offer effective strategies for inclusive research practices, public advocay and policy change.

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Published: 2001
Dynamic model of health: draft  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/resources/health_model/Dmodel.pdf

Presents a conceptual framework and methodology for the development of a set of gender equality and health indicators.

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Published: 2000
Silent measures: disability and the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no3EN.pdf

Draws attention to the measurements that inform health research and policy making. Questions the notion of the "ideal citizen" that underpins the Strategy, suggesting it implicitly excludes people with disabilities.

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Published: 2002
A health and healing strategy for Aboriginal women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/AWHHRG/policyAWHHRG.pdf

Argues for a health and healing strategy for First Nations, Inuit and Métis women iin order to respect diversity, promote gender equality and reduce health disparities.

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Published: 2005
Women's health protection  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/network-reseau/fall98/fall98index.html

Discusses how many safety regulations governing what types of drugs and medical devices can be sold in Canada provide a backdrop to many key concerns raised by women's health groups.

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Published: 1998