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In these times  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39838

Tells the story of a front line community health worker, experience in a difficult profession witnessing the misery that is being perpetuated in the name of balanced budgets.

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Published: 1998
Paving the highway to women's health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/39834

Discusses the Internet as effective tool in the areas of organizing and collective action, developping public policy, disseminating knowledge and sharing ideas.

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Published: 1998
The strength of links: building the Canadian Women's Health Network  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/ARCHIVE/strength/index.html

Provides background information on the Canadian Women's Health Network Project and the outcomes of the Canada-wide Consultation Meeting held in Winnipeg, MB May 21-24, 1993. The outcomes of the Consulation include: decisions taken, principles and goals, who accepted responsibilities and what those responsibilities are. This report is a reference tool for organizing and strengthening the network. Section B looks at the Consultation in greater depth. It provides details about the Consultation planning, including information about the organizing committee, how participants were selected and the agenda of the meeting. This section also contains some of the discussions from the Consultation, what was said, debated and felt strongly about. Detailed proposals about the functions and possible structure of the network, membership and funding can be found in this section. The Appendices include a list of participating organizations and Coordinating Committee members, as well as brief evaluation by the Organizing Committee of what was learned in holding this event, through their own evaluation process and through the comments of participants who filled out formal evaluations.

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Published: 1994
Talking about weight with Aboriginal women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39581

Summarizes research done on weight preoccupation among Aboriginal girls and women. Shows that body image and weight perception is a problem in Aboriginal communities, particularly those living in or close to an urban centre.

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Published: 2002
Poverty is hazardous to women's health: and we can do something about it  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39579

Summarizes findings and recommendations of Women's Health Clinic's study, "Women, Income and Health in Manitoba," which shows that women living in poverty may get sick and die sooner.

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Published: 2002
A call to action: women's health at work & gender-based analysis  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/resources/workplace/gba.html

Explains how women and men workers differ, including the discrimination faced by women workers and the negative health impacts when trying to juggle work and home responsibilities.

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Published: 2003
Q&A: focus on diabetes  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39584

Summarizes the historical and socio-economical theories for the high prevalence of diabetes in Aboriginal communities. Includes resources.

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Published: 2002
Inuit women's health: a call for commitment  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39576

Presents a brief describing the need for governmental programs and policies that affect Inuit women and their health. Describes how many of the health needs of Inuit women are not being met.

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Published: 2002
Cultural competence for registered nurses  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39580

Details recommendations to ensure appropriate cultural competence nursing care for Aboriginal peoples.

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Published: 2002
Mother launches campaign to recruit Aboriginal bone marrow donors  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39575

Describes the work of one woman, Gloria Greyeyes, who is raising awareness for the need of Aboriginal bone marrow donors.

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Published: 2002