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'Women CARE' in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39424

Discusses the VANDU Women Clinic Action Research for Empowerment Project (VANDU Women Care), a peer-driven, community-based organization that provides support, education and advocacy by and for women who use drugs in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The goal of the project is to produce new knowledge about the primary health-care experiences of women who use drugs, while supporting their health, well-being and leadership.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2008
'Me, I'm living it': the primary health care experiences of women who use drugs in Vancouver's downtown eastside  
http://www.bccewh.bc.ca/publications-resources/documents/MeImLivingit.pdf

Summarizes the findings of The VANDU Women's Clinic Action Research for Empowerment Project (VANDU Women CARE), this report provides insight into the primary health care experiences of women who use illicit drugs in the DTES, and highlights implications for improving health policy and service delivery.

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Published: 2009