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How being black and female affects your health

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
Métis women's health and wellbeing: regional meeting , Telus Centre for Professional Development, University of Alberta

Discusses experiences, key issues, priorities and recommendations for Métis women's health and wellbeing.

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Published: 2006
Workshop on gender, health and development: facilitator's guide

Examines and discusses the gender approach in health, and provides skills and methodologies to participants to ensure that their work is grounded in a gender approach.

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Published: 1997
Health and wealth: how social and economic factors affect our well being
Argues that the quality of life in a society is one of the most powerful determinants of health, and that researchers are discovering that it is not the richest countries that have the best health, but the most egalitarian.
Published: 1999
Opportunities for health - a report on youth
Focuses on the health of Ontario's youth, particularly with concern to prevention and developping good health and lifestyle patterns before adulthood. It is a call to action directed to everyone who makes decisions affecting the health of young people.
Published: 1992
The healthy boomer: a no-nonsense midlife health guide for women and men
Provides a complete health guide for people in their forties and fifties facing the physical and personal challenges of midlife.
Published: 1999
Gendered bodies, health practices and perception of risk: a conceptual review of social science and humanities literature
Provides bibliographical references on the topic of bodies and gender in social science and humanities literature. The resources touch on topics such as cultural interpretations of the body, medicine and health, violence, race, sexuality, reproductive health, and the mind/body connection. File requires EndNote software. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Third Asia and Pacific conference on the social sciences and medicine
Proceedings, in two volumes, of the Third Asia and Pacific Conference on the Social Sciences and Medicine, which is part of a series of global and regional conferences held under the auspices of the Social Science and Medicine Journal. The papers from this conference represent a range of topics. The subjects covered in Volume One are: Plenary Papers, the Construction of Health Knowledge, Health Policy, Regional Health Studies,Environmental Health, Reproductive Health, and Gender and Health. The subjects covered in Volume Two include: Child and Family Health, Aging and Health, Occupational Health, Mental Health, Drug Use, Health of Indigenous People, Parasitic and Infectious Disease, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Published: 1997
25 questions & answers on health & human rights
Uses a series of 25 questions to illustrate the relationship between health and human rights. Questions fall within categories of health and human rights norms and standards, integrating human rights in health, and health and human rights in a broader context. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Poverty and health: links to action: proceedings report
Provides a summary of the proceedings of a Roundtable on Poverty and Health held by the Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) on March 26, 2002. The roundtable was undertaken as part of a larger effort to address the theme of poverty and health. (See Details)
Published: 2003