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Gender-based analysis and wait times: new questions, new knowledge  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/genderWaitTimes.pdf

Demonstrate a gender-based analysis of wait times with respect to hip and knee replacements. Recommends that this model be applied to research and policy in other clinical areas and to the examination of wait times in general.

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Published: 2006
We're women, too: identifying barriers to gynecologic and breast health care of women with disabilities  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/werewomentoo.pdf

Examines to what extent women with disabilities regularly receive screening for breast and cervical cancer, as well as what barriers prevent them from receiving this care Provides recommendations to help eliminate those.

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Published: 2003
Equitable access to healthcare, health promotion, and disease prevention for recent immigrant women living in Nova Scotia, Canad  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/equitable-access.pdf

Focuses on exploratory research with recent immigrant women in Nova Scotia and their experience with and access to health care. Based on a pilot exploratory study.

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Published: 2000
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
Young women's experiences in obtaining sexual health services and education in a Nova Scotia community  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving2.pdf
Provides a summary of research examining the barriers that prevent young women from receiving effectiv sexual health education and services. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Improving the health of Canadians: an introduction to health in urban places   
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=media_21nov2006_e
Explores the patterns of health between and within Canadian cities as well as how the social and physical aspects of urban neighbourhoods and housing may be linked to people's overall health. It reviews the latest research, presents new analyses and explores relevant policies and programs. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Lesbians face unique health care problems
Examines the health care problems that lesbians can experience, and the barriers they can face when trying to access adequate health care services.
Published: 1991
What First Nations think about their health and health care
Presents the results of a national public opinion telephone poll on First Nations health issues (Canada). Includes information on First Nations views and opinions regarding certain health and health care issues, including: perceived personal health; access to health care providers; use of the health care system; satisfaction and experience with the health care system; use of, and attitudes towards, traditional Aboriginal healers and medicines; sources of health information; and, opinions on improving Aboriginal health.
Published: 2004