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How being black and female affects your health  
http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/health-resources/health-information/resources/feature-article/how-being-black-and-female-affects-your-health-(womens-health-matters-article)

Discusses how the health of many Black women is affected in a negative way by factors such as gender, culture, poverty, racism, and increased risk of certain diseases. Describes how some Black women do not have access to culturally competent healthcare – that is, healthcare that meets their social, cultural and linguistic needs.

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Published: 2007
Including Black women in health and social policy development: winning over addictions  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving13.pdf

Examines how policies impact on the experiences of Black Nova Scotians women recovering from drug addiction and involved with child welfare agencies.

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Published: 2001
Health care for black women: exposing myths and misconceptions  
http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/resources/show_res.cfm?ID=42099

Examines how racism and other determinants of health affects the health of black women.

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Published: 2004
Osteoporosis and African American women

Gives information on osteoporosis, risk factors, diagnosis, prevention, and available treatment options for Black women.

Published: 2003
Women  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/sites/default/files/images/4.pdf

Looks at women's mental health and addictions issues, including eating disorders, mothering, rural issues, benzodiazepines, and workplaces.

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Published: 2004
Racial discrimination as a health risk for female youth: implications for policy and healthcare delivery in Canada: final report  
http://www.whiwh.com/Research/ePub_RacialDiscrimination.pdf

Presents the findings of a participatory research process involving young women of colour that explored how racism impacts their access to quality healthcare, health education and health information.

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Published: 2003
The health of minority women  
http://www.4woman.gov/owh/pub/minority/

Examines various topics regarding the health of minority women in the United States, which includes African American or Black women, Hispanic women or Latinas, Asian American women, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander women and American Indian/Alaska Native women. Looks at barriers limiting access to health care, the use of preventive health services, and health status and concerns.

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Published: 2003
Including Black women in health and social policy development: winning over addictions: empowering Black mothers with addictions  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/triple-jeopardy.pdf

Explores the impact of addiction on the lives of Black mothers involved with child welfare agencies and examines systemic barriers to successful intervention.

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Published: 2001
Black women's health: a synthesis of health research relevant to black Nova Scotians  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/black-womens-health.pdf

Addresses the gaps in policy and research in Black women’s health in Nova Scotia, by reviewing historical and racial factors through a combination of literature searches and workshop discussion. Provides recommendations for policy, education, research, and community capacity building are made based on the information presented in the report.

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Published: 2001
Mothering at the margins: an African-Canadian immigrant woman's experience  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39604
Discusses the complex ways in which institutionalized systems of oppression such as racism, sexism and classism interact to create different mothering experiences for women from marginalized groups. (See Details)
Published: 2001