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Women and post traumatic stress disorder: moving research to policy  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/ptsdResearchPolicy.pdf
Explores policies that can contribute to alleviating the obstacles immigrant, refugee women and women of colour experience when accessing health services for post-traumatic stress disorder. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Setting the agenda for research on cultural competence in health care  
http://www.omhrc.gov/cultural/cultural18.htm
Looks at the question of what impact cultural competence interventions have on the delivery of health care and health outcomes, and investigates the opportunities and barriers that affect how further research in this area might be conducted. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Health care renewal in Canada: measuring up?  
http://www.healthcouncilcanada.ca/docs/rpts/2007/HCC_MeasuringUp_2007ENG.pdf
Discusses how it is time to examine the collective capacity to measure the performance of health care systems across the country and suggests ways to strengthen transparency and accountability in health care. (See Details)
Published: 2007
Social justice and women's health: a Canadian perspective  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/havkivsky-justice.pdf
Explores gender disparities in health status and interactions with the health care system. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Whose job is it? Caring for the dying in hospital  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39555
Presents findings from interviews of relatives and friends of women who died of breast cancer. Examines their perceptions of their interactions with doctors and nurses. Details how those interviewed found themselves giving regular care, acting as patient advocates and chasing doctors or nurses while trying not to be perceived as irritants. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Assessing new models for the delivery of medical services: inventory and synthesis  
http://www.physicianhr.ca/reports/hollander-e.pdf
Explores more than 100 different models developed in all regions of Canada in response to the tremendous pressures on the health care system brought about by many factors, including shortages of physicians in certain disciplines and regions of the country. The innovative models respond to the pressures by addressing a range of issues surrounding training, recruitment and retention, remuneration and an increasing desire among physicians for a balanced personal and professional life. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Strategies for improving minority healthcare quality  
http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/tp/minqualtp.htm
Systematically reviews the evidence to determine the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve the quality of healthcare and/or to reduce disparities for ethnic minorities. Focuses on evaluations of interventions aimed at healthcare providers or organizations. Broadly examines any type of strategy aimed at improving the quality of care in an ethnic minority population of patients, and then looks more specifically at strategies designed to improve the cultural competence of healthcare providers or organizations. (See Details)
Published: 2004
National health expenditure trends, 1975 to 2006  
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_592_E&cw_topic=592&cw_rel=AR_31_E
Provides updated expenditure data by source of funds (sector) and use of funds (category) at the provincial/territorial level and for Canada. It also contains an overview with discussion on the trends of health care spending in Canada. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Will the Canadian government's commitment to use a gender-based analysis result in public policies reflecting the diversity of w  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/williams.pdf
Describes where gender equity and gender-based analysis strategies come from and discusses where they might be going. (See Details)
Published: 1999
The world health report 2004: changing history  
http://www.who.int/whr/2004/en/
Argues that tackling HIV/AIDS is the world’s most urgent public health challenge. Calls for a comprehensive HIV/AIDS strategy that links prevention, treatment, care and long-term support. (See Details)
Published: 2004