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Privatization and women's health in Canada: tracking the effects of health care reform  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol1no2EN.pdf

Summarizes work done and commissioned by the National Coordinating Group on Health Care Reform and Women, which examined the impacts of health care reform on women as patients, providers, and decision-makers.

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Published: 2001
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
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
Primary health care reform and women  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/primaryCareEN.pdf

Examines primary health care reforms and their impact on women and their health. Argues that they are about women’s work even though women are not the ones making most of the decisions.

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Published: 2005
Women and home care: why does home care matter to women?  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/why-hc-matter.pdf

Looks at home care and examines its importance for women. Describes how health care reform has impacted on the kind of care that is provided at home and the participation of most women in the paid labour force.

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Published: 2002
Pat Armstrong's Senate presentation   
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/armstrong-senate-hearing.pdf

Describes the work of the National Coordinating Group on Health Care Reform and Women, and highlights the major points of health reforms and their impact on women.

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Is there a method to this madness? Studying health care reform as if women mattered  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/method-madness.pdf

Examines the limitations of current research and considers what research on health care reform would look like if women mattered.

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Published: 2000
Missing links: the effects of health care privatization on women in Manitoba and Saskatchewan  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/missing-links.pdf

Identifies the impact of privatization and health care reform on women.

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Published: 2000