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El cuidado de la salud en Canadá: une guía para recién llegados a Ontario  
http://www.settlement.org/downloads/el_cuidado_de_la_salud_en_canada.pdf
Provides a guide, in Spanish, about the health care system in Canada for newcomers living in Toronto, Ontario. Includes a list of contacts and referrals. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Improving the access to and quality of public health services for lesbians and gay men: a position paper for the Ontario Public   
http://www.opha.on.ca/ppres/2000-01_pp.pdf
Provides the Ontario Public Health Association with a framework to improve the quality of care and the accessibility to health services for lesbians and gay men. Reviews the social contexts and issues that perpetuate the experiences of discrimination and oppression. Examines how oppression impacts the health and well-being of lesbians and gay men and argues that sexual identity should be considered as a determinant of health. Presents an action plan to identify potential health risks, educate communities with the goal to change attitudes, and improve the quality of interactions of gay men and lesbians with the health sector. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Rural women's experiences of maternity care: implications for policy and practice  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662407997/index_e.html
Examines rural women's experiences of maternity care in the context of health care restructuring and regionalization. (See Details)
Published: 2005
I landed running  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39603
Discusses refugee life in Canada, particularly as a cultural determinant of health, and health services for diverse populations. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Changing institutional agendas in health care  
http://www.harbour.sfu.ca/freda/articles/barrier.htm
Focuses on the issues of inclusion, diversity, and social justice in the health care system. Argues that the current health care system is deeply gendered, raced, and classed. Highlights the impact of violence and racism on health and well-being and compares different models of culturally appropriate health care services. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Health information for newcomers  
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomer/fact_health.html
Explains how to get medical services in Canada, how to apply for a provincial health insurance card, which medical services are and are not covered by Medicare, and what to do when visiting or moving to another province. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Waiting for health care in Canada: what we know and what we don't know  
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_549_E&cw_topic=549&cw_rel=AR_1385_E
Provides a snapshot of wait times for various health conditions, including waits in the five priority areas set by First Ministers (cancer, cardiac, joint replacement, sight restoration and diagnostic imaging). (See Details)
Published: 2006
Goin' to the country: challenges for women's health care in rural Canada  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/159/4/339.pdf
Examines the lack of health care services in rural communities, as well as the lack of female physicans interested in rural medicine. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Public-private relations in health and social services reform: what are the consequences for women? Overview of research, policy
Provides an overview of the situation in Quebec that focuses on the changes that have occurred in the health and social services network since the early 1990s.
Published: 1999
Challenging heterosexism: towards non-heterosexist policy and regulation in health and social security agencies  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/fnlbella_2.pdf
Provides tools through which health and social security agencies and practitioners can assess and correct the heterosexist bias in their programs and activities. (See Details)
Published: 2000