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

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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
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
Shifting connections: a report on emerging federal policy relating to women's health, the new genetics and biotechnology  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/groups/biotech/availdocs/shiftconnect.htm

Provides a policy primer, of value to experts and novices wishing to gain insight into the range of Canadian government activities which bear on the way that biotechnologies will impact on women and their health.

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Published: 1999
Gender-sensitive home and community care and caregiving research: a synthesis paper  
http://www.womenandhealthcarereform.ca/publications/synthesis.pdf

Reviews 45 gender-sensitive studies of home and community care and caregiving and identifies research gaps.

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Published: 2002
Women's sexual and reproductive health in Canada: a synthesis of research by the Centres of Excellence for Women's Health  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/cross_cex/SRHReport.pdf

Identifies conceptual and content gaps in Canadian research, policy and programming on sexual and reproductive health.

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Published: 2003
Promoting women's health: making inroads into Canadian health policy: a policy advice framework report to the Centres of Excelle  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/en/resources/synopsis1999/synopsis1999.html

Outlines decisions that need to be made within the Centres of Excellence for Women's Health concerning the creation and promotion of policy advice and the contextual factors to be considered in making those decisions.

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Published: 1999
Women's definitions and priorities of health  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving20.pdf

Summarizes research findings. Examines women’s health while focusing on the perceptions and definitions of health and well-being grounded in women’s daily experiences.

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Published: 2001
Keeping Canadian values in health care symposium  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving9.pdf

Provides a synopsis of the major highlights and recommendations forwarded during a symposium examining the multicultural health services in Nova Scotia.

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Published: 2000
Challenging heterosexism: towards non-heterosexist policy and regulation in health and social security agencies  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/fact_sheets/moving11.pdf

Summarizes research findings. Examines heterosexism and its impact on lesbians in rural Newfoundland.

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Published: 2000