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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
Labels, laws and access to health care: how history continues to affect health-care access for First Nations and Métis women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39420

Describes the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence report, Entitlements and Health Services for First Nations and Métis Women in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Discusses how access to health services differs among Aboriginal people and how understanding the history behind these differences and what they mean for women is critical to improving health services used by Aboriginal women.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2008
Status positive: Supporting women immigrants and refugees with HIV/AIDS  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39423

Discusses The Government of Canada's Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS, and the lack of women's involvement in HIV/AIDS research and decision making , a significant problem that results in limited access to treatment and supports specifically for women.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2008
'Women CARE' in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39424

Discusses the VANDU Women Clinic Action Research for Empowerment Project (VANDU Women Care), a peer-driven, community-based organization that provides support, education and advocacy by and for women who use drugs in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The goal of the project is to produce new knowledge about the primary health-care experiences of women who use drugs, while supporting their health, well-being and leadership.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2008