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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
Sisters together: move more, eat better  
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/nutrit/pdf/SisPrmGuide2.pdf
Encourages Black women ages 18 to 35 to maintain a healthy weight by becoming more physically active and eating healthier foods. (See Details)
Published: 1999