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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
"We did it together": low-income mothers working toward a healthier community  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/didItTogether.pdf

Analyzes the determinants of health as they contribute to poverty of low-income mothers and their children. Makes recommendations to create more effective health promotion programs.

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Published: 2001
Highlights of the Canadian arctic contaminants assessment report : a community reference manual
Highlights information from the Canadian Arctic Contaminants Assessment Report, a report that summaraizes the results of research conducted by the Arctic Environmental Strategy northern Contaminant Program from 1991 to 1997.
Published: 1997
Community health centres: the better way to health reform
Sets out the case for strengthening primary care and proposes a key part of the solution - the creation of a network of community health centres in each province.
Published: 1995
User's guide to 40 community health indicators
Provides a guide for those interested in the interpretation of health indicators, and contributes to a common base for other community health information systems.
Published: 1992
Sharing responsibility: building healthy communities in Winnipeg's North End  
http://ius.uwinnipeg.ca/pdf/wira_healthy_communities.pdf
Explores the perceptions of inner-city residents and service providers to represent their ideas about building healthy communities. Provides a series of recommendations for involving residents in community building. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Gender and HIV/AIDS: the nuts and bolts of gender-based analysis  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/pdf/Gender_and_HIV_The_Nuts_and_bolts_of_GBA.pdf
Presents five health and community care programs that could benefit from gender-based analysis. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Undoing medical conditioning   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1980_Healthsharing_Vol_1_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article is an exploration of medical conditioning; Questions how it happens; How this conditioning shapes our views on health, disease, and the kinds of medical treatment we receive; Highlights Vancouver Women’s Health Collective and their efforts to interrupt their medical conditioning in their work.

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Published: 1980
Cultivating community : co-operative gardening  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article promotes community organized gardens and their social benefits. Defines Eco-Feminism. Gives examples of successful community garden projects. Lists ways to start a garden in your neighbourhood. 

 


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Published: 1987
Ways of seeing illness  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1981_Healthsharing_Vol_2_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article is the second of a four part series on alternatives to allopathy; discusses influences on culture, and how we define and go about achieving health and healing.

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Published: 1981