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Guidelines for preparing research proposals: navigating the road to success  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/guidelines-proposals.pdf

Presents guidelines designed to help researchers develop research proposals and to identify potential sources of funding for their research. They are general guidelines that have been adapted from typical guidelines for established funding agencies, and enhanced by the experiences of researchers involved in developing health-related research proposals for national, provincial and regional funding agencies. It includes the challenges in health promotion research, women's health research, and multicultural health research.

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Published: 1999
Including Black women in health and social policy development: winning over addictions: empowering Black mothers with addictions  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/triple-jeopardy.pdf

Explores the impact of addiction on the lives of Black mothers involved with child welfare agencies and examines systemic barriers to successful intervention.

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Published: 2001
Black women's health: a synthesis of health research relevant to black Nova Scotians  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/black-womens-health.pdf

Addresses the gaps in policy and research in Black women’s health in Nova Scotia, by reviewing historical and racial factors through a combination of literature searches and workshop discussion. Provides recommendations for policy, education, research, and community capacity building are made based on the information presented in the report.

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Published: 2001
Home care and policy: bringing gender into focus  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/home-care-and-policy.pdf

Discusses several home care issues and argues that demographic, social and economic differences between women and men must be taken into consideration when developing home care policy. It concerns itself with users of home care as well as with providers, both paid and unpaid. It seeks to raise awareness of gender as a variable in developing and implementing public policy about home care and proposes that policy options be subjected to a systematic analysis of gender-based differences. (See Details)

Published: 1998
Social investment: it's time to invest in New Brunswick's children, families and communities  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/policy_disc_papers/disc-series4.pdf

Examines ways for government and communities to work together to overcome barriers excluding low-income people from social participation. Outlines social investment strategies for community, government and the private sector to enable all citizens to fulfill their potential. Argues that social investment builds a healthy economy.

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Published: 1999
The stories of women living with depression: their coping strategies and resources  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/stories-depression.pdf

Examines personal coping strategies and recovery processes of low-income women at risk for, or experiencing depression.

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Published: 2000
Lessons from the field: policy makers and gender-based analysis tools in Canada  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/DiscSeries3e.pdf

Studies the development and uptake of the federal government's policy to conduct gender-based analysis on all its policies and legislation.

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Published: 1998
Gender equity in the genuine progress index  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/colman-gpi.pdf
Discusses policy implications for gender equality of valuing unpaid work. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Corporate relationships at the Centres of Excellence for Women's Health: a time to choose
Discusses the role of industry support in the work of the Centres of Excellence for Women's Health. The Centres of Excellence face reduced government funding and the maximization of their resources, in search of funding they may enter into relationships with for-profit organizations; however, the centres must evaluate this option carefully. NGOs must look at the impact such a connection could have on the organization's mission, existing sector partners and collaborators, and internal culture. This paper weighs the pros and cons of developing relationships with for-profit organizations.
Published: 1999
Centring women's diverse interests in health policy and practice: a comparative discussion of gender analysis  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving1.pdf
Reviews approaches to mainstreaming gender analysis in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Western Europe. (See Details)
Published: 1999