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A selected, annotated list of materials that support the development of policies designed to reduce racial and ethnic health dis  
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=385308

Provides annotated recommendations for books, periodicals, government (US) publications, and web sites on racial and ethnic health disparities.

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Published: 2004
Global health disparities

Consists of easy-to-use web format CD-ROM supplement to April 2002 special issue of journal Health Promotion Practice. Contains over 700 primary source materials and 1000s of pages of information on global health inequalities arranged by health disparity areas: Assessment/Measurement; Children; Country Health Profiles; Economic Development; Environment; Epidemiology/Statistics; Globalization; Healthy People 2010 (USA); Homepages; Indigenous People; Legal/Political; Maternal/Infant; Newsletters; Poverty; Race/Ethnicity; Seniors; Technology; and, Women.

Published: 2002
Addressing health disparities through promoting equity

Reviews issues related to the extent of health problems experienced by persons with intellectual disabilities.

Published: 2004
Silent no more: making health and social services accessible to lesbians: research report summary  
http://rqasf.qc.ca/files/resume_lesb_anglais.pdf

Provides a summary of research looking at the barriers lesbians face when trying to access health and/or social services in Quebec. Includes a list of recommendations aimed at making health and social services accessible to all lesbians.

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Published: 2003
The quality of cancer services for women in Ontario: summary report

Focuses on women and cancer, assessing differences in health care quality benefits both sexes.

Published: 2006
Brutal neglect: Australian rural women's access to health services

Examines rural health services through the eyes of women in rural Australia. PDF required to read.

Published: 2006
Health status of homeless women: an inventory of issues  
http://www.ontla.on.ca/library/repository/mon/6000/10315600.pdf

Provides an inventory of health-related issues facing homeless women in Toronto. Explores the obstacles these women encounter in accessing acute, preventative, and other kinds of health care.

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Published: 2002
Cancer professionals' views on the financial issues of lower-income women with breast cancer  
http://www.obcep.ca/files/JGoldFinancesRpt2.pdf

Studies the barriers and strategies associated with connecting low-income women with breast cancer to financial resources.

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Published: 2005
Expanding global access to emergency contraception: a collaborative approach to meeting women's needs

Describes the Consortium's approach to making the emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) more easily accessible to women worldwide. The Emergency Contraceptive Newsletter, Fall 2000, Vol. 5, No. 2. Link opens up RTF file.

Improving access to emergency contraception  
http://www.cecinfo.org/publications/PDFs/policy/ImprovingAccess_EC_English.pdf

Explains why improved access to emergency contraception has the potential to avert unwanted pregnancies and abortions worldwide, and examines some of the barriers to improving this access.

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Published: 2003