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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
The politics of women's health: exploring agency and autonomy
Explores the real world of women's health status and health care delivery in different countries and the assumptions ehind the dominant medical model of solving problems without regard to social conditions.
Published: 1998
Health care in Canada 2004
Provides information on the health care system In Canada, focusing primarily on safe care. Also includes information on health human resources, experiencing care, wait times, and the cost of providing health care in Canada
Published: 2004
Health care in Canada 2006  
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_572_E&cw_topic=572&cw_rel=AR_43_E
Provides information on the performance of Canada's health care system, including short-term mortality rates following admission with a new heart attack and short-term mortality rates following admission with a new stroke. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Common occurrence: the impact of homelessness on women's health: phase II: community-based action research - final report
Examines the question of women and homelessness (visible and hidden) in Toronto. Demonstrates that homelessness is a women's health issue. Provides recommendations for the health care system to improve its responsiveness and effectiveness in supporting women.
Published: 2002
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
The challenges ahead for women's health: BC women's community consultation report
Describes the results of a province-wide community consultation requested by the Minister of Health that identifies the role of BC Women's in improving the health status of women in the province, increases awareness in the province of the range of BC Women's programs and services, identifies ways in which BC Women's could work with other organizations to promote women's health in this province, and explores the perceptions of women's health needs. The report reached more than 600 women in communities across BC and almost 200 health service providers. It highlights the major themes and issues and lays a foundation for improvements within BC Women's. This report is designed to help increase understanding of women's experiences and foster renewed impetus to implement change.
Published: 1995
An analysis of barriers facing immigrant women and their families in accessing health and social services
Analyzes the barriers that immigrant and refugee women face in accessing health and social services. Provides recommendations for action at all levels of service delivery.
Published: 1999
Intersecting inequalities: immigrant women of colour, violence & health care  
http://www.harbour.sfu.ca/freda/articles/hlth.htm
Focuses on racialized immigrant women who have experienced intimate violence and their access to, and encounters with, the health care system. (See Details)
Published: 2001
It's about access: informing the debate on public and private health care  
http://www.cma.ca/multimedia/CMA/Content_images/Inside_Cma/Media_Release/pdf/2006/about_access_e2.pdf
Provides an insider's look at the mix between public and private delivery and funding of health care services in the Canadian system. (See Details)
Published: 2006