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Using rural health networks to address local needs: five case studies  
http://www.academyhealth.org/ruralhealth/casestudies.pdf
Presents five case studies of networks that used the resources provided by the Networking for Rural Health project to plan and implement activities to meet community needs. Highlights a range of network sizes and compositions, service area characteristics, and relevant activities. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Towards a broader framework for understanding accessibility in Canadian health care  
http://www.cprn.com/en/doc.cfm?doc=1434
Provides a preliminary framework for understanding the host of factors that affect Canadians' ability to obtain a complete range of essential health services. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Shining a light on treatment issues women face: a profile of women participating in the Aurora House program, 1985-1995  
http://www.womenfdn.org/Resources/3Shining.html
Highlights the issues women seeking and receiving treatment continue to face in the key areas of employment, violence and abuse, education, health, legal issues, and racial discrimination. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Networking between Ontario and Quebec health research teams and Francophone women
Analyzes French language health services in Ontario and points out ways that francophones can increase their power and influence – individually and collectively – in the areas of health and social services.
Published: 1998
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