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Women and health care reform  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/health-reform.pdf

Examines how health care reforms have impacted women, their health, work, and financial well-being.

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Published: 2000, 2002
If women mattered: a critical view of the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy and alternative visions for community action  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/groups/biotech/altcbs/altcbs.pdf

Encourages critical questioning and debate. Briefly examines some aspects of the Canadian government's policy on biotechnology - the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy (CBS) - and its implications for women and women's health. Explores some alternative principles and approaches to promote health protection and public good.

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Published: 2001
Women, privatization and health care reform: the Ontario case  
http://www.nnewh.org/images/upload/attach/7007armstrong%20and%20armstrong%201999.pdf

Looks at privatization in Ontario and its effects on women.

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Published: 1999
Assessing the impact of restructuring and work reorganization in long term care workers' health issues  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/assessing-impact.pdf

Points to the gaps in knowledge about and recognition of the health hazards women face under changing conditions in long-term care.

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Published: 2000
An environmental framework for women's health  
http://www.nnewh.org/images/upload/attach/1618aa%20Radher-Peterson.pdf

Provides an overview of the literature linking environmental perspectives and women's health, summarizes the discussions held with groups of women whose voices and perspectives are not necessarily found in the literature, and attempts to draw out the policy and action-oriented implications of the findings.

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Published: 2000
Health care restructuring and privatization from women's perspective in Newfoundland and Labrador  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/health-restructuring-atlantic.pdf

Scans the health-related privatization initiatives that have taken place in Newfoundland and Labrador since 1990.

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Published: 2000
Public consultations of the commission on the future of health care: speaking notes from chair, National Coordinating Group on Health Care Reform and Women  
http://www.womenandhealthcarereform.ca/publications/speaking-notes.pdf

Presents speaking notes from Dr. Pat Armstrong's presentation to the Public Consultations of the Commission on the Future of Health Care.

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Published: 2002
One hundred years of caregiving   
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/care-giving-100yrs.pdf

Discusses the evolution of unpaid caregiving in Canada in the last 100 years. Illustrates how care demands in households have increased and how highly complex care issues have been transferred to the home, while at the same time cutbacks in the welfare state have reduced or eliminated other supports. Explores the health effects of caregiver burden, still seen as women's work, and suggests the creation of conditions for voluntary and skilled care.

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Published: 2001
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
Social and economic stress: women's health in fishing communities  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving12.pdf

Examines how women's health and well-being are affected by the downturn in the fisheries.

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Published: 2001