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How being black and female affects your health  
http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/health-resources/health-information/resources/feature-article/how-being-black-and-female-affects-your-health-(womens-health-matters-article)

Discusses how the health of many Black women is affected in a negative way by factors such as gender, culture, poverty, racism, and increased risk of certain diseases. Describes how some Black women do not have access to culturally competent healthcare – that is, healthcare that meets their social, cultural and linguistic needs.

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Published: 2007
Moving in the right direction? Regionalizing maternal health services in British Columbia  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol1no1EN.pdf

Summarizes findings of a study that provides a snapshot of how maternity clients are affected by many of the policy changes that are taking place at provincial and local levels.

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Published: 2000
Ethnicity, income and access to health care in the Atlantic region: a synthesis of the literature  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/Ethnicity.pdf

Scans the relevant academic and popular literature on the accessibility to health care of different incomes and/or ethnic groups in the Atlantic region.

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Published: 2000
Annotated bibliography of Aboriginal women's health and healing research  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/AWHHRG/annotated_bib_AWHHRG.pdf

Provides an interdisciplinary overview of Canadian research literature on issues respecting Aboriginal women, health and healing. Identifies gaps between existing research and community concerns.

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Published: 2005
Life long ties

Presents a documentary that profiles three women and a man who have taken on the responsibility of caring for a family member. Includes a round table discussion between caregivers and chrinic care professionals. The video is accomapnied by a booklet with introduces the participants in the video as well as highlighting themes and posing key questions for the viewer.

Published: 1998
Aboriginal women with addictions: a discussion paper on triple marginalization in the health care system  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/addictions.pdf

Examines the ways in which First Nations women who misuse substances are triply marginalized in the health care system, and the devastating implications of this.

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Published: 2000
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
Reading Romanow : the implications of the final report of The Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada for women  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/reading-romanow.pdf

Offers a chapter-by-chapter gendered analysis of the Final Report of the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care, Building on Values: The Future of Health Care in Canada (Romanow 2002).

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Published: 2003
Reducing health disparities and promoting equity for vulnerable populations: synthesis papers

Presents a series of synthesis papers for the International Think Tank on Reducing Health Disparities (September 2003).

Published: 2004