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The health of Manitoba's Metis population and their utilization of medical serivices: a pilot study
Examines the feasibility of linking a sample of the Mantioba Metis Federation (MMF) membership list to Manitoba Health and CancerCare Manitoba databases and to use the resulting linked records to provide estimates of the health status of the Manitoba's Metis population and their utilization of medical services. Demonstrates that the findings suggest that their health profile is closer to that of the First Nation people, that it is to the general Manitoba population.
Published: 2002
Health promotion from a feminist perspective: a framework for an effective health system response to woman abuse
Examines how wife abuse impacts health care utilization.
Published: 1998/99
Health and poverty gender analysis  
http://www.ids.ac.uk/bridge/Reports/re46c.pdf
Provides a gender analysis of health and poverty by comparing mainstream debates of health and poverty with a gender focused discussion. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Health care utilization by Canadian women  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S33
Provides an overview of health care utilization by Canadian women and focuses on access to care and patterns of utilization. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
Gender dimensions of user fees: implications for women's utilization of health care  
http://www.genderhealth.org/pubs/NandaUserFeesNov2002.pdf
Looks at the implications of user fees for women's utilization of health care services, based on selected studies in Africa. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Baby boom to generation X: progress in young women's health  
http://www.kff.org/womenshealth/20030404a-index.cfm
Appears as a chapter in "The American Woman 2003-2004, Daughters of a Revolution--Young Women Today," Cynthia Costello, Vanessa Wight, and Anne J. Stone, editors. Explores the changes that have taken place in young women’s health over the past twenty-five years. Discusses young women’s health status and access to care since the 1970s, outlines programmatic developments in health care as they affect young women, and examines the impact of cultural shifts in reproductive health and maternity care as well as the contribution of new medical advances. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Report three: exploring the link between work-life conflict and demands on Canada's health care system  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/work-travail/report3/pdfs/fvwklfrprt_e.pdf
Argues that pressures on Canada’s health care system could be reduced by focusing on workplace health issues. Draws the link between worklife conflict, health status and the use of Canada’s health care system. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Family violence and the health care system: moving from recognition to meaningful response  
http://www.bcifv.org/resources/newsletter/2005/summer/health.shtml
Discusses the role of health-care systems and practitioners in responding to or preventing family violence, with emphasis on models in BC and some examples from other jurisdictions. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Older women's health priorities and perceptions of care delivery: results of the WOW health survey  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/173/2/153
Finds that health care providers are addressing many, but not all, of older women's (ages 55-95) health concerns, especially those that are of great concern or importance to these women. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Intersecting inequalities: immigrant women of colour, violence & health care  
http://www.harbour.sfu.ca/freda/articles/hlth.htm
Focuses on racialized immigrant women who have experienced intimate violence and their access to, and encounters with, the health care system. (See Details)
Published: 2001