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Not quite a refuge: refugee women in canada

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Christina Lee
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article speaks to experiences of refugee women in Canada. Barriers for refugee women seeking health care and social services. Describes inadequacies of services for refugee women and how they can be improved. 

Across the road: understanding the differences in health services available to First Nations and Métis Women - policy brief

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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
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Author: 
Kathy Bent
Joanne Havelock
Margaret Haworth-Brockman
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
November 2008
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

Explains the history of the differences in legal entitlements to health services for First Nations and Métis women. Summarizes the report Entitlements and Health Services for First Nations and Métis Women in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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Gender in tuberculosis research

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English
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Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2004
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Research clarifying the role of gender in tuberculosis control is concerned with specific sociocultural, socioeconomic, and structural barriers affecting men and women, as distinct from sex-based differences in the biological vulnerability affecting epidemiology and pathophysiology of pulmonary TB. This review examines various studies in the literature of health and social science research and recent innovative studies undertaken by WHO/TDR (WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases).

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9241592516

An exploration of health-related impacts of the erosion of agriculturally focused support programs for farm women in Saskatchewan

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English
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
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Author: 
N. Gerrard
G. Russell
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence

Federal and provincial farm women's support has been eroding in recent years. Until this research, there had been no systematic examination of this support and its erosion. In this Participatory Action Research (PAR), initiated by the Saskatchewan Women's Agricultural Network (SWAN), the researchers explored five major components related to the erosion of farm women's support programs in Saskatchewan:

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Executive Summary is available online. For full report contact SWAN.
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Saskatchewan Women's Agricultural Network (SWAN) Box 30 Simmie, SK S0C 0W0 Phone: (306) 297-6396

Entitlements and health services for First Nations and Métis women in Manitoba and Saskatchewan

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English
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
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Kathy Bent
Joanne Havelock
Margaret Haworth-Brockman
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
August 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Aboriginal groups have unique cultures with different languages and traditions that influence self-identify, and should not be thought of as a homogeneous group. Furthermore, this confusion of terms has particular implications in the realm of health care, because terminology, identity and legal status have direct bearing on who receives what health benefits. More often than not, when
looking at health services, it is more suitable to recognize the differences between First Nations, Métis and Inuit women.
This paper was written for both health researchers and policy-makers to examine the legal entitlements for health care services, clarify the terminology, and most importantly to demonstrate how they affect the women seeking health services. This understanding can then be taken into account in new research and policy development. In keeping with Prairie Women’s Health Centre
of Excellence’s mandate, specific to Manitoba and Saskatchewan, this paper is focused in those two provinces. The discussion in this paper focuses on First Nations and Métis people, who comprise the vast majority of Aboriginal people in the two provinces.

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ISBN: 9781897250150

Give it to me now: sexual health information and services for older youth in British Columbia

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Emily Falk
Ann Pederson
Elizabeth Stanger
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reports on a study that explored the sexual health information and service needs of young adults beyond adolescence (ages 19-30).

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Access to health care services in Canada: January to December 2005

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English
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Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides results on patients' experiences waiting for care in Canada.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 17108381
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Includes bibliographical references.

It's about access: informing the debate on public and private health care

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English
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Author: 
CMA Task Force on the Public–Private Interface
Publisher: 
Canadian Medical Association
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides an insider's look at the mix between public and private delivery and funding of health care services in the Canadian system.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1894391217
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Une question d'accès!

Count us in! Inclusion and homeless women in downtown east Toronto

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English
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Ontario Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Describes many of the barriers homeless and underhoused women face, and highlights their solutions for making health and social services more inclusive.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Health care in Canada 2006

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English
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Author: 
Tina LeMay
Publisher: 
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides information on the performance of Canada's health care system, including short-term mortality rates following admission with a new heart attack and short-term mortality rates following admission with a new stroke.

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ISBN 1553928563 (PDF)
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Contains bibliographical references.
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