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Pathways to "evidence-informed" policy and practice: a framework for action  
http://medicine.plosjournals.org/archive/1549-1676/2/7/pdf/10.1371_journal.pmed.0020166-L.pdf
Proposes that an "evidence-informed policy and practice pathway" can help both researchers and policy actors navigate the use of evidence. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Women-centred care: working collaboratively to develop gender inclusive health policy
Summarizes the points taken from the BC Women's Report and the Provincial Health Officer's report which show specific inequalities and the consequences of these inequalities to women's health.
Published: 1998
Social justice and women's health: a Canadian perspective  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/havkivsky-justice.pdf
Explores gender disparities in health status and interactions with the health care system. (See Details)
Published: 1999
The birth of a network  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article describes the making of Canada's Women's Health Network. Shares components, objectives and questions to consider. Lists provincial network contacts. 

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Published: 1987
Including low-income women with children: program and policy directions. Research report 2007.  
http://www.pwhce.ca/pdf/includingLowIncome.pdf

The study findings are descriptions of women's experiences and concerns about the social and health service programs that directly influence their health and their economic and social well-being. Themes addressed in this study include access to health and social services, housing, childcare, food security, education, and the value of resource centre service providers and programs in the lives of low-income women in both rural and urban communities. This report highlights the central role of Family Resource Centres for low-income women and their families and the need to strengthen and support related programs.

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Published: 2007
Don't ask your gynecologist if you need a hysterectomy...  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article explores the history of gynecology and how the hysterectomy came to be the most common surgery performed on women in Canada today. Identifies why this approach is problematic for women's health. 

 


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Published: 1990
Sighting gender based analysis: phase II of invisible women  
http://www.pwhce.ca/pdf/sightingGba.pdf

The focus of this report is describing the process of Phase II of the "Invisible Women" project. Section I is a narrative and story of Phase II as it unfolded over several years. Section II is an analysis using frameworks of policy analysis. Using the frameworks illuminates why early conceptions of the Phase II project were such a challenge, particularly given the complexity of health policy and planning in decentralized policy networks.

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Published: October 2002
Centering women's diverse interests in health policy and practice: a comparative discussion of gender analysis  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/teghtsoonian.pdf

This synthesis paper reviews approaches to mainstreaming gender analysis in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Western Europe in order to assess their contribution to development of policy, services and research that are responsive to women's health needs.

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Published: 1999
Challenging discourse in health policy research: the case of "lone mothers'  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/Murray_Challenging_Discourse_in_Health_Research.pdf

Using discourses on “lone mothers” as a case study, this research paper explores some of the dilemmas of conducting health policy research focused on particular social groups. The paper highlights the importance of health research that takes a reflexive stance towards the role of researchers in creating and augmenting negative and stigmatizing social classifications.

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Published: June 2008
Paradoxes and contradictions in health policy reform: implications for First Nations women  
http://www.bccewh.bc.ca/publications-resources/documents/Paradoxes_and_Contradictions.pdf

When governments invite the public to participate in consultations to reform health care and other policies, they generally represent themselves as calling upon citizens to engage in a social, but apolitical process. This study questions this representation by rethinking how policy is formulated and enacted and by rethinking how Aboriginal women are regarded when they engage in the health care system.

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Published: 2008