NGO - Non Government Organization

NGO - Non Government Organization

Public Citizen

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

A nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest group founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts.

Primary Telephone: 
(202) 588-1000
Email Address: 
hrg1@citizen.org
Street Address: 
Member Services, Health Research Group, Litigation Group and Communications Office
Addt'l Street Address: 
1600 20th Street NW
City: 
Washington, D.C.
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20009
Country: 
USA

Worst pills, best pills

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English
Media Type: 
Online
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Public Citizen

A site that is operated by Public Citizen out of Washington DC. Provides a limited amount of information on each drug without having to subscribe to the service. Also produces a book which is updated periodically. Free fact sheets available on the site with such topics as “Ten Rules for Safer Drug Use.”

Participation of women in clinical trials of drug therapies: a context for the controversies

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English
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Online
Author: 
Marianne N. Prout, MD, MPH
Susan S. Fish, PharmD, MPH
Edition: 
Volume 3, Number 4
Publisher: 
Medscape General Medicine
Publication Date: 
2001

Set of six articles, written from an American perspective, introducing the issue of women’s exclusion from clinical drug trials. Examines how and why women have historically been under-represented in or excluded from drug trials, and the negative effects this has had on women’s health care. Asks whether women have yet achieved adequate access to clinical research. (Requires free registration in Medscape to access.)

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Order Information: 
Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Autoimmunity: a major women’s health issue

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.

Describes the disproportionate incidence of various autoimmune diseases in women, and argues why this group of diseases should be treated as a women’s health issue.

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Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Autoimmune diseases: overview

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English
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Online
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womenshealth.gov (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Provides a clear-language introduction, using Frequently Asked Question format, to autoimmune diseases in women, their symptoms, treatment and management.

Order Information: 
Available online.

Coalescing on Women and Substance Use

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All women
Pregnant women
Women with addictions
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Policy development

This site captures material from historical and ongoing projects related to women’s substance use in Canada.  The projects described here have been sponsored by the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health with the involvement of many partners. The site was first mounted to share the findings of the Coalescing on Women and Substance Use: Linking Research Practice and Policy project (2003-2008) a project that sparked short-term virtual communities of practice (vCoP) on six key topics related to women's substance use in Canada. New material continues to be added from both virtual and F2F projects, for example on projects related to girls and heavy alcohol use, and on applying a gender lens to work on the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and Other Drugs and Substances in Canada. 

The aim of this site to share and promote action on promising approaches to responding to substance use by girls and women, on the part of service providers, researchers, health system planners and decision makers.

Primary Telephone: 
604-875-2066
Email Address: 
npoole@cw.bc.ca
Street Address: 
E311 – 4500 Oak Street, Box 48
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6H 3N1
Country: 
Canada

Blueprint for Action on Women and HIV/AIDS

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

A multi-sector coalition of HIV-positive women, Canadian and international HIV/AIDS organizations, and a variety of women’s and reproductive rights groups advocating for better prevention, services and supports for women and girls infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Primary Telephone: 
(613) 230-3580, ext 123
Email Address: 
womensblueprint@gmail.com
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-499-1986, ext 123
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Country: 
Canada

Medical Women's International Association Secretariat

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English

An association of medical women representing women doctors from all five continents.

Primary Telephone: 
604-439-8993
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
secretariat@mwia.net
Fax Number: 
604-439-8994
Street Address: 
7555 Moreley Dr
City: 
Burnaby
Province: 
BC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5E 3Y2
Internal Notes : 
Dr. Shelley Ross is the MWIA's Secretary-General

Fédération du Québec pour le planning des naissances

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
Français
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Information provision and referral
Publisher
Research
Support group/peer support
A feminist group of women and individuals making reproductive health and sexuality its priorities of work. The FQPN promotes access to critical and reliable information, freedom of choice, as well as accessible services making it possible for women to make enlightened decisions and to assume responsibility for their own sexual health.

 

 

Primary Telephone: 
514-866-3721
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@fqpn.qc.ca
Fax Number: 
514-866-1100
Street Address: 
405-110, rue Ste-Thérèse
City: 
Montrél
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H2Y 1E6

Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO

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Youth
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français

The Centre has identified three areas where it believes it can have the greatest positive impact on the child and youth mental health care system:  Evidence-based knowledge and practice; Capacity in training, research and evaluation; Collaboration among stakeholders to make child and youth mental health matter across Ontario.

Primary Telephone: 
613-737-2297
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
onthepoint@cheo.on.ca
Fax Number: 
613-738-4894
Street Address: 
401 Smyth Rd
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
ON
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1H 8L1
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