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Healthy living and Aboriginal women: the tension between hard evidence and soft logic  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol4no2EN.pdf

Looks at the health and social disparities experienced by Aboriginal women in Canada, and the linkages between these realities and healthy living policies.

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Published: 2005
Social justice is good for our hearts: why societal factors, not lifestyles, are major causes of heart disease in Canada and els  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/resources/heart_health/justice2.pdf

Outlines the role that income and its distribution play in the incidence of cardiovascular disease.

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Published: 2002
Annotated bibliography of Aboriginal women's health and healing research  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/AWHHRG/annotated_bib_AWHHRG.pdf

Provides an interdisciplinary overview of Canadian research literature on issues respecting Aboriginal women, health and healing. Identifies gaps between existing research and community concerns.

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Published: 2005
The health of Cree, Inuit and Southern Quebec women: similarities and differences

Using the data from a number of the surveys conducted over the last 10 years by Sante Quebec, this study examines the health characteristics of two populations of Aboriginal women of northern Quebec compared to those of women in the rest of the province. The northern populations had a larger proportion of young women. Aboriginal women have heavier family responsibilities than other Quebec women. Inuit women had a much higher prevalence of smoking and drug use. Alcohol consumption was less frequent in northern women, but the quantity consumed was higher compared to other Quebec women. Cree women tended to be more obese, had higher levels of blood glucose and lower levels of cholesterol. Inuit women tended to have lower rates of hypertension and higher rates of declared hearing problems and mental disorders. The similarities and differences observed among these three populations of women can assist decision-makers in setting priorities with regards to maintaining and improving their health.

Published: 2000
Reducing health disparities and promoting equity for vulnerable populations. Aboriginal Canada: synthesis paper

Reivews the health disparities among Aboriginal peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) in Canada, all direct and indirect results of social, economic, cultural and political inequities.

Published: 2004
The relations between homelessness & health in Canada: research lessons and priorities

Reviews the vulnerabilities and health issues (physical and mental) associated with homelessness. Identifies research gaps and opportunities and strategic directions.

Published: 2004
Engendering health disparities

Examines health disparities in Canada in terms of gender.

Published: 2004
Clarifying health impact assessment, integrated impact assessment and health needs assessment

Presents a summary designed to clarify health impact assessment (HIA), integrated impact assessment (IIA) and health needs assessment (HNA). Provides a description of the common features and tasks within each, and how the different approaches may link together to help improve health and reduce health inequalities. PDF required.

Ontario women's health status fact sheet

Presents a compilation of current information on the health and determinants of health of Ontario women. Includes information on demographics, morbidity indicators, reproductive health, health behaviours, and sub-populations.

Published: 2002
Health status of homeless women: an inventory of issues  
http://www.ontla.on.ca/library/repository/mon/6000/10315600.pdf

Provides an inventory of health-related issues facing homeless women in Toronto. Explores the obstacles these women encounter in accessing acute, preventative, and other kinds of health care.

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Published: 2002