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Health care utilization and gender: a pilot study using the BC Linked Health Data  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol1no1EN.pdf

Reports on a pilot study that evaluated the feasibility of linking large administrative databases to conduct a population-based study of health care use and gender in British Columbia.

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Published: 2000
Experiences of immigrant and refugee women in Quebec with the health care system  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/ bulletin-vol1no1EN.pdf

Examines the health experiences of immigrant and refugee women and looks at whether they are receiving adequate and appropriate care from the Canadian health care system.

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Published: 2000
Women, income and health in Manitoba: an overview and ideas for action  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/resources/women_poverty/wih-report.pdf

Explores the relationship between the health of Manitoba women and their socio-economic status. Describes income distribution and poverty in Canada and Manitoba, as well as some of the key health services issues for low-income women. Provides a summary of the literature on the relationship between income and health. Presents ideas for interventions in public policy that will improve the health of Manitoba women living in poverty.

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Published: 2002
The British Columbia health atlas  
http://www.chspr.ubc.ca/Research/health-atlas.php

Provides a comprehensive atlas of population health in British Columbia. Combines data from a wide variety of sources to provide a 144-page, full-colour picture of health care and population health in B.C.

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Published: 2004
New Brunswick women's health initative project  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving3.pdf

Examines health care services for rural women. Reports on results of a pilot needs study with adult women who have considerable interaction with the health care system.

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Published: 2000
Affirming immigrant women's health: building inclusive health policy  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving7.pdf

Examines the experiences and perceptions of these women in relation to the factors that influence their health, health maintenance behaviours and the health services they use.

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Published: 2000
Women's health surveillance report: supplementary chapters  
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_336_E&cw_topic=336&cw_rel=AR_342_E

Provides gender relevant analyses and considerations for policy and program development based on currently available national secondary health data and focuses on three issues: ethnicity and immigration, health care utilization and the relationship between income and health. Highlights gender differences and identify disparities in the distribution of determinants of health, health behaviours, health outcomes, health care utilization as well as vulnerable subgroups of women.

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Published: 2004
Hospital report 2002. Women's health: an excerpt of hospital report 2002: acute care

Provides an analysis of how women use and benefit from the care and treatment they receive in acute care hospitals in Ontario, and how this differs from that received by men.

Published: 2003
Language barriers in access to health care  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/pubs/acces/2001-lang-acces/index-eng.php

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of current research describing the impact of language barriers on health care access and quality of care, and the role that language access programs can play in addressing these barriers. While the review includes studies done in other countries, this report aims to provide an analysis of the research evidence from a Canadian perspective. (See Details)

Published: 2001
Out in the cold: the context of lesbian health in Northern British Columbia  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/out-in-the-cold.pdf

Illustrates the impact of an anti-lesbian/anti-gay social climate and its permeation into health care services.

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Published: 2001