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PEI well women's clinics: a case study of gender specific clinics to increasing screening rates  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/PEI-well-women.pdf

Assesses current barriers to cervical screening; identifies and discusses policy and program implications to increase screening rates focussing on the Clinics as a successful strategy.

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Published: 2001
Adolescent sexual health services and education: options for Nova Scotia  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/policy_disc_papers/disc-series8.pdf

Identifies health and educational policy issues concerning adolescents and their sexual health, so that action to address this area can be considered for Nova Scotia.

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Published: 2000
Who's on the line? Women in call centres talk about their work and its impact on their health and well-being  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/whos-line.pdf

Presents the findings of a study into the perceptions and experiences of female call centre workers about the ways in which this type of work might influence their physical, psychological, emotional and social well-being. The project explores job stressors, coping strategies and buffers experienced by female call centre workers. The qualitative inquiry used face-to-face interviews with 25 women who worked in a variety of call centres (sales and service, telemarketing and fundraising, market research and survey, as well as medical services) in the Halifax Regional Municipality. (See Details)

Published: 2000
Gender equity lens resource document  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/gender-equity-lens.pdf

Provides an annotated bibliography that references and describes a variety of information sources relating to MCEWH's gender equity lens project.

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Published: 1999
Caregivers' support needs: insights from the experiences of women providing care in rural Nova Scotia  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/caregivers-support.pdf

Presents the views and experiences of rural caregivers and the formal and informal services, programs and supports available for them. Discusses the inclusion of the personal and practical needs of caregivers in the development of policies, programs and treatment choices that affect them and those they care for.

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Published: 1998
Health and social policy are everyone's business: collaboration and social inclusion in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/policy_disc_papers/disc-series5.pdf

Focuses on the importance of social inclusion in both the policy process and the policies themselves in order to ensure health and well-being for all people in our society.

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Published: 2000
Keeping Canadian values in health care: inclusion, diversity and social justice in health: newcomers from Kosovo  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/keeping-canadian.pdf

Identifies barriers to inclusion, diversity and social justice in health care services for newcomers. Discusses multicultural health policy based on diversity and inclusion.

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Published: 1999
Affirming immigrant women's health: building inclusive health policy  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/affirming-immigrant-womens-health.pdf

Explores immigrant women’s experiences and perceptions of the factors that influence their health, their health behaviours and the health services they use.

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Published: 2000
Social investment in New Brunswick  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/policy_disc_papers/disc-series7.pdf

Shows case studies of social investment. Discusses challenges, strengths and values of each case.

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Published: 2000
Developing understanding from young women's experiences in obtaining sexual health services and education in a Nova Scotia commu  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/developing-understanding.pdf

Examines barriers preventing young women from receiving effective sexual health education from their schools, physicians and pharmacies. Based on a survey by Amherst Initiative for Healthy Adolescent Sexuality.

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Published: 1999