Health education

Health education

A sense of belonging: supporting healthy child development in Aboriginal families

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Terrellyn Fearn
Publisher: 
Best Start Resource Centre
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Focuses on service provider strategies to use in working with Aboriginal families with young children. Looks at areas of risk and concern, Aboriginal parenting beliefs and teachings, as well as effective approaches.

Internet usage by low-literacy adults seeking health information: an observational analysis

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English
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Author: 
Mehret S Birru
Valerie M Monaco
Lonelyss Charles
Hadiya Drew
Valerie Nije
Timothy Bierria
Ellen Detlefsen
Richard A Steinman
Publisher: 
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Determines how low-literacy adults independently access and evaluate health information on the Internet. Identifies challenges and areas of proficiency in the Internet-searching skills of low-literacy adults.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14388871
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Culture & clinical care

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Juliene G. Lipson (ed.)
Suzanne L. Dibble (ed.)
Publisher: 
UCSF Nursing Press
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Provides information on various cultural and ethnica groups to sensitize health providers to cultural variations within each group it describes.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
IMWO.C85 2005
ISBN 0943671221
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Spring 2006: People have various beliefs about the transitions that accompany health, illness, birth and death—beliefs that are influenced by such things as culture and age. Therefore, providing appropriate, cross-cultural health care is critically important. The purpose of this book is to sensitize health care providers to cultural variations, to encourage asking questions and to stimulate learning about how patients identify with and express their cultural background. By itself, information about a specific cultural or ethnic group does not necessarily make for culturally appropriate care, but neither can good care be provided in the absence of such information. As the authors believe, all health care providers need to know something about their patients’ sociocultural backgrounds because it is easy to inadvertently insult a patient or family when clinicians act only on what they believe is correct (which is usually based only on their own values and/or education). While the information in this book draws upon US statistical data, the underlying principles and information will be of use to a Canadian audience.

The unfinished revolution in contraception: convenience, consumer access and choice

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Reproductive Health Technologies Project
Publisher: 
Reproductive Health Technologies Project
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Examines the gap between reproductive health needs and the information, technology and services currently available to meet them. Looks at ways to make contraceptive methods more convenient and effective for women and their partners.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Health promotion strategies & methods

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Garry Egger
Ross Spark
James lawson
Rob Donovan
Publisher: 
McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia Pty Limited
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Roseville NSW, Australia

Articulates the kep principles and processes of health promotion to enable pactitioners to select, plan and implement effective programs for the promotion of better health for any issue, group or location.

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HEAP.H4397 1999
ISBN 0074704834
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Includes bibliographical references.

Mind the sex gap: bridging sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention for young heterosexual males

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English
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jacqueline Gahagan
Laurene A. Rehman
Publisher: 
Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research and Atlantic Centre of Excellence in Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Explores young men's perceptions of sexual behaviours, roles, and responsibilities, and pinpoints obstacles and gaps in their sexual health decision-making. Provides a list of recommendations to policy makers and sexual health practitioners for improving HIV/AIDS prevention services for young men and women.

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Includes glossary and bibliographical references.

HIV/AIDS & STI resources for program managers, trainers, and providers

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English
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Online
Mixed Media
Publisher: 
EngenderHealth
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Provides a wide variety of materials for program managers, trainers, and health care providers working in the field of HIV and AIDS.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
AIDS.H58 2004

The effectiveness of public health campaigns

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Health Development Agency
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Looks at the evidence on the effectiveness of interventions in changing behaviour generally, and more specifically, at the evidence concerning mass media campaigns.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
HDA Briefing No. 7
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Includes bibliographical references.

My body, my responsibility: a health education video for deaf women

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English
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Video
Publisher: 
University of Rochester Medical Center
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Rochester, NY

Covers topics including puberty, menstruation and related hygiene, pregnancy and labour, pregnancy prevention, birth control methods, and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV and how to be tested for HIV.

ISBN/ISSN: 
DISA.M93 2003
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Review, Network Winter/Spring 2005: There is a serious need for educational materials on reproductive health and this video helps fill that gap. It covers topics including puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and labour, birth control methods, and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, and how to be tested for HIV. The film features deaf actresses in most roles and dialogue in American Sign Language throughout. It also has a spoken English voice-over and open captions (subtitles), so the film is accessible to hearing and hard-of-hearing people as well as sign language users.

Chee Mamuk Aboriginal Program

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Training
Community education/development

Provides culturally appropriate on-site community-based HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infection education and training to Aboriginal communities, organization, and professionals withing B.C. Workshop topics include: Youth Strengthening the Circle; HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention; STD Basics; Healing House: Hepatitis C Information Sharing; Healthy Sexuality; Why Aboriginal People are at Risk for HIV/AIDS; Community and Workplace Policy; Homemakers, Home Care and HIV; Preparing Supportive Communities; and, Activities Kit: Weaving the Mind/Body/Spirit.

Primary Telephone: 
604-707-5605
Email Address: 
cheemamuk@bccdc.ca
Fax Number: 
604-707-5604
Street Address: 
BC Centre for Disease Control
Addt'l Street Address: 
655 W 12th Ave
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5Z 4R4
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011
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