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First Nations women's encounters with mainstream health care services and systems  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/first-nations-womens.pdf

Reports on an investigation of First Nations women’s encounters with mainstream health care services in a small reserve community in northern British Columbia.

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Published: 2000
Social investment: it's time to invest in New Brunswick's children, families and communities  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/policy_disc_papers/disc-series4.pdf

Examines ways for government and communities to work together to overcome barriers excluding low-income people from social participation. Outlines social investment strategies for community, government and the private sector to enable all citizens to fulfill their potential. Argues that social investment builds a healthy economy.

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Published: 1999
Apprehensions: barriers to treatment for substance-using mothers  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/apprehensions.pdf

Examines barriers and supports encountered by women entering care at addictions services in Prince George and Vancouver.

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Published: 2001
Ethnicity, income and access to health care in the Atlantic region: a synthesis of the literature  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving23.pdf
Provides a synthesis of research conducted that highlighted the important dimensions of health care accessibility from the point of view of marginalized groups in the Atlantic region. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Women and post traumatic stress disorder: moving research to policy  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/ptsdResearchPolicy.pdf
Explores policies that can contribute to alleviating the obstacles immigrant, refugee women and women of colour experience when accessing health services for post-traumatic stress disorder. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Mapping research on women and health in Northwestern Ontario  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/MappingRRhealth.pdf
Reviews research on women and health in Northwestern Ontario, identifies gaps between existing research and concerns identified by northern women, and highlights the specific health concerns of these women. Proposes recommendations for future research and policy analysis. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Improving access to emergency contraception  
http://www.cwhn.ca/PDF/ECbackgrounderEN.pdf
Examines how a lack of awareness about emergency contraception, the costs of obtaining it, and existing regulations unnecessarily restrict this access. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Race, ethnicity and women's health
Examines and reports on various research projects on immigration, refugee, and African Nova Scotian women in Atlantic Canada, sponsored by ACEWH, that have initiated a critical body of policy-based research on health needs by ethnic origin. Explores the major barriers between ethnic sub-populations and good health care, including language and communication barriers, cultural barriers, and the lack of medical research and knowledge on minority women's health needs and concerns.
Published: 2002
The legal system and its impact on women's health: a largely uninvestigated terrain  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/havkivsky-legal.pdf
Considers the potential and limitations of the legal system in women's struggle for social justice. The argument put forward in the paper is that though rarely taken into account when examining women's health, the legal system is a key determinant of women's health. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Sexual health services and education for adolescents: options for Nova Scotia  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving10.pdf
Summarizes the findings of a research project on sexual activity, sexual health policies and services, and options for addressing sexual health among young women in Nova Scotia. (See Details)
Published: 2001