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HIP - health in perspective: a youth-led approach to healthier lifestyles  
http://www.mohawkcollege.ca/external/cira/template/index.html

Presents an active learning program designed to help young women, aged 10-15 years, develop healthy and active lifestyles. Focuses on smoking prevention and cessation while encouraging active living, critical media awareness, respect for self and the environment, and positive ways to deal with stress. Teaches critical life skills to young women using a peer-leader approach. Includes a set of two guides, the Facilitator's Guide, and the Peer Leader's Guide.

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Published: 2000
You and your health: a woman's handbook  
www.health.gov.bc.ca/whb/

Focuses on preventing, identifying and managing common women's health concerns, acknowledging gender as a determinant of health. The booklet is written with the idea that women can do a great deal to protect their health by learning about positive lifestyle choices and about how to develop healthy living and working environments.

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Published: 2001
Women's health surveillance: a plan of action for Health Canada. A Report from the Advisory Committee on Women's Health Surveillance  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/whs-ssf/

Provides advice on how such a surveillance system should operate: its issues, priorities, methodologies and potential partnerships in matters of women's health surveillance.

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Published: 1999
Taking action: mobilizing communities to provide recreation for women on low incomes  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/taking-action.pdf

Presents guidelines emerging from The Kamloops Women’s Action Project designed to address health needs of women living below the poverty line by encouraging involvement in community recreation.

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Published: 2001
Sharing our stories on promoting health and community healing: an Aboriginal women's health project  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/deiterReport.pdf

Presents a broad historical overview of Aboriginal women's health issues and recommendations on how to address and improve the health of Aboriginal women in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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Published: 2001
Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising: when public health is no longer a priority  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/dtca_priority.html

Discusses the problems with direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs and the impacts that such illegal promotion can have on women, especially given the unnecessary medicalization women face. Provides information on Canada's Food and Drug Act that prohibits advertising of prescription drugs directed to the general public and looks at the new federal project, the Health Protection Act, which would introduce some form of direct-to-consumer advertising. (See Details)

Published: 2001
Healthy measures  
http://www.healthymeasures.ca/HM_Eng_Home.html
Promotes steps that women from ages 25 to 45 can take to improve their health based on a three-pronged approach of healthy eating, physical activity, and self-esteem. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Healthy public policy development - science, art, or chance? Conference proceedings
Contains the text of keynote addresses, summaries of the case studies examined, and a synopsis of the panel, small group and plenary discussions through which participants debated the issues and generated insights into ways of improving the chances of public policies being formulated and implemented that have a positive impact on health.
Published: 1996
Healthy lifestyle: strengthening the effectiveness of lifestyle approaches to improve health  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/phdd/docs/healthy/
Redefines the construct “healthy lifestyle” so that the term can be more usefully applied in health promotion and population health, and in the implementation of health-related interventions. Presents a reconstructed perspective of “healthy lifestyle”, evidence for the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions, and promising approaches to foster healthy lifestyles. Suggests that barriers to implementing healthy lifestyles include how the concept has been defined and promoted, and how people, especially those with lower socio-economic status, are enabled to live healthy lives. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Personal health practices  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S4
Reviews the social context of women's health practices and self-reported health. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004