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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
BC HealthGuide: helping you and your family stay healthy: healthwise handbook  
http://www.bchealthguide.org/kbaltindex.asp
Includes simple guidelines on how to recognize and handle over 190 common health problems including back and neck pain, chest and repiratory problems, sexual health, mental health and women's health. Also includes chapters on making wise health decisions, developing an effective relationship with your doctor, staying healthy, and leading a healthy lifestyle. Information comes from medical literature that has been reviewed by health professionals. (See Details)
Published: 2000
A life course approach to women's health
Looks at the social and biological risk factors (in early and later life) for women's health throughout her life span.
Published: 2002
Women's health in the 21st century
Presents a compilation of abstracts of the 8th International Congress on Women's Health Issues, June 8-10, 1997 at The University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.
Published: 1997
BC First Nations health handbook: a companion document to the BC HealthGuide   
http://www.bchealthguide.org/first_nations_healthguide.pdf
A companion document to the BC Healthguide, this handbook is directed to first nations people who have difficulties accessing health care services. Intended to help aboriginal people make positive and informed health decisions. Desribes how and when to use the BC HealthGuide, who are aboriginal peoples of BC, consumer health rights, health services to First Nations, rural and remote communities, and a glossary of Aboriginal and Health Related Terms. (See Details)
Published: 2000