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Don't panic: the hitchhiker's guide to Chaoulli, wait times and the politics of private insurance  
http://www.cprn.com/en/doc.cfm?doc=1394
Examines the Chaoulli decision and the limitations of private insurance as a cure-all for the system. (See Details)
Published: 2006
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
Access to care: exploring the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and two-spirit people in Canada  
https://upload.mcgill.ca/interaction/summary.pdf
Includes both a literature review and an account of discussions from focus groups about needs in, and access to, health care and social services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and Two-Spirit communities. Topics covered include various barriers to health care, specific health issues, and neglected populations in scientific publications. Also includes recommendations on a broad range of issues, including adapting and expanding services, educating professionals, and creating healthy spaces. (See Details)
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/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
Policy framework on designated populations
Identifies particular groups in our society that have poorer health or experience barriers to the health care they require. Focuses on two determinants of health that particularly affect the health status of these designated groups: poverty and rural/remote areas. This document offers guidance to Boards and Councils on the designated populations: children and youth, people with disabilities, people with mental disorders, ethnocultural minority populations, seniors, and women. It does not address aboriginal populations because of the move to aboriginal self-government, which requires a different and more complex process. The paper offers information and guidance on these population groups, rather than Ministry of Health policy. It provides a structure to guide the development of policy that will address the health issues faced by designated populations.
Published: 1995
The healthcare experiences of women with HIV/AIDS: insights from focus groups  
http://kff.org/hivaids/upload/The-Healthcare-Experiences-of-Women-with-HIV-AIDS-Insights-from-Focus-Groups-PDF-2.pdf
Lists obstacles that women with HIV/AIDS face when seeking medical care and support services. Identifies areas where improvement can be made to enhance their access to quality care and information. (See Details)
Published: 2003