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Steps toward a credible and inclusive public policy process: women in public policy project  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/wipp-steps.pdf

Presents an assessment tool intended to help identify the elements that need to be in place or be recognized for community-based equality seeking groups, researchers and governments to work together on public policy development, implementation and reform. Provides an overview of what women involved with community-based equality seeking groups are looking for when they speak of community invovlement in public policy development, implementation and reform.

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Published: 2000
Snapshots of the lives of caregivers: "I do it because I love her and I care"  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/SnapshotsCaregivers.pdf

Illustrates the multiple responsibilities of women primary caregivers in the household, by photographs and narratives.

The Healthy Balance Research program worked to: examine the relationship among unpaid caregiving work (performed on its own or in combination with paid work), empowerment and health status; foster "uptake" of new ideas and practices in policies; promote innovation in programs and health-service delivery that reflects new insights into the values and expectations brought to caregiving and paid work; and, strengthen research capacity in Atlantic Canada by recruiting and retaining health researchers. It was a collaboration between the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (ACEWH), Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (NSACSW).

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Published: 2006
Supporting caregivers of dependent adults in the 21st century  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/SupportingCaregivers.pdf

Looks at ways of supporting caregivers, both to reduce the consequences and costs of caregiving, and also to ensure the sustainability and quality of the caregiving relationships.

The Healthy Balance Research program worked to: examine the relationship among unpaid caregiving work (performed on its own or in combination with paid work), empowerment and health status; foster "uptake" of new ideas and practices in policies; promote innovation in programs and health-service delivery that reflects new insights into the values and expectations brought to caregiving and paid work; and, strengthen research capacity in Atlantic Canada by recruiting and retaining health researchers. It was a collaboration between the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (ACEWH), Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (NSACSW).

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Published: 2005
Caregiver resilience and the quest for balance: a report on findings from focus groups  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/TeamQ_Report.pdf

Presents the findings of focus group research into the caregiving experience.

The Healthy Balance Research program worked to: examine the relationship among unpaid caregiving work (performed on its own or in combination with paid work), empowerment and health status; foster "uptake" of new ideas and practices in policies; promote innovation in programs and health-service delivery that reflects new insights into the values and expectations brought to caregiving and paid work; and, strengthen research capacity in Atlantic Canada by recruiting and retaining health researchers. It was a collaboration between the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (ACEWH), Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (NSACSW).

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Published: 2004
A portrait of unpaid care in Nova Scotia  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/PortraitUnpaidCare.pdf

Looks at the relationship between caregiving and its impact on the health and economic condition of caregivers and individuals who receive care in Nova Scotia.

The Healthy Balance Research program worked to: examine the relationship among unpaid caregiving work (performed on its own or in combination with paid work), empowerment and health status; foster "uptake" of new ideas and practices in policies; promote innovation in programs and health-service delivery that reflects new insights into the values and expectations brought to caregiving and paid work; and, strengthen research capacity in Atlantic Canada by recruiting and retaining health researchers. It was a collaboration between the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (ACEWH), Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (NSACSW).

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Published: 2006
Policy options to support dependent care: the tax/transfer system  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/policyOptions.pdf

Examines measures available through Canada’s tax and transfer system to support caregiving work.

The Healthy Balance Research program worked to: examine the relationship among unpaid caregiving work (performed on its own or in combination with paid work), empowerment and health status; foster "uptake" of new ideas and practices in policies; promote innovation in programs and health-service delivery that reflects new insights into the values and expectations brought to caregiving and paid work; and, strengthen research capacity in Atlantic Canada by recruiting and retaining health researchers. It was a collaboration between the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (ACEWH), Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (NSACSW).

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Published: 2004
Women's health and wellbeing in six Nova Scotia fishing communities  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/fishing-communities.pdf

Explores how women’s health and well-being were being affected by recent changes in fishing communities in Nova Scotia.

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Published: 2001
An exploration of the stress experience of Mi'kmaq female youth in Nova Scotia  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving22.pdf

Explores the underlying stress experiences of Mi'kmaq young women living on reserves, and seeks to develop policy and program interventions.

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Published: 2001
PEI well-women's clinics: a case study of gender specific clinics to increase screening rates  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving21.pdf

Provides a summary of research that examined gender-specific clinics as models for intervention.

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Published: 2001
Women's definitions and priorities of health  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving20.pdf

Summarizes research findings. Examines women’s health while focusing on the perceptions and definitions of health and well-being grounded in women’s daily experiences.

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Published: 2001