Community health services

Community health services

In our own words

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 14, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article profiles several feminist organizations and programs. Highlights organizations working to support the elderly, immigrant women, women and mental health,  gay and lesbian communities, francophone women, women working as prostitutes, women with addictions, etc. 


Gatekeepers: a challenge to health promotion

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

This article speaks to the Gatekeepers Health Project in Thompson, Manitoba and the challenges they experience to improve health promotion. Explains their experience in developing necessary programs in the north with little funding. 

 

Access to health services for elderly Métis women in Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewn

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English
Owning Org: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Brigette Krieg
Diane Martz
Lisa McCallum
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
Originally published May 2007. Revised August 2007.
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

The Northwest Métis Women’s Health Research Project investigated the health care
needs of elderly women and their caregivers in the Métis community of Buffalo
Narrows, Saskatchewan. The research project looked at access to home care and longterm
care services for elderly women in the particular demographic, social, cultural and
economic context of northern Métis communities. The goal of the project was to
recommend appropriate home care and long term care policies for northern Métis
communities and to ensure that these policies will be responsive to women’s needs as
care recipients, care providers and caregivers. By looking at the specific needs of
women, the research project hoped to raise awareness of gender as an important factor to
consider in developing and implementing policies related to care of the elderly.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN: 9781897250167

Leaders, not ‘needers’: CARS project puts women in the driver’s seat in rural and remote communities

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Rural Voices
Edition: 
Vol. 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the Communities Achieving Responsive Services (CARS) for Women and Children in Rural, Remote, Northern and Aboriginal Communities program, which helps residents in rural, remote, northern and Aboriginal communities across Canada increase their involvement in the development and delivery of local services.

Sharing responsibility: building healthy communities in Winnipeg's North End

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English
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Jason Brown
Nancy Higgitt
Susan Wingert
Christine Miller
Mary Williams
Larry Morrissette
North End Housing Project
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Winnipeg Inner City Research Alliance
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Explores the perceptions of inner-city residents and service providers to represent their ideas about building healthy communities. Provides a series of recommendations for involving residents in community building.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Women's health during the childbearing years: a community-based approach

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Peggy Sherblom Matteson
Publisher: 
Mosby, Inc.
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
St. Louis, MS

Provides information to prepare nurses to provide care with women from menarche to menopause, while empowering and encouraging each woman's ability for decision-making and self-care. Focuses on nursing interventions with the individual woman within the context of her family and her community, discusses complementary and medical therapies, and covers interactions with women during both outpatient and inpatient care. Includes an interactive CD-ROM of critical thinking case studies from a community-based/home care perspective, NCLEX review questions, community-based activities, a vocabulary review with sound pronunciations, and examples of forms for charting care.

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ISBN 0323009158
WOMN.S54 (CWHN Offices)
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Includes glossary, bibliographical references and index.

Best bets: body image programs overview

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
State government of Victoria, Australia, Department of Human Service
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Melbourne, Australia

Discusses the relationship between body image, self esteem and mental health. Suggests programs that can assist adolescents and all community members increase body satisfaction.

Caring for/caring about: women, home care, and unpaid caregiving

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Care Reform
Cross Centre Initiatives
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Paper
Author: 
Karen R. Grant (ed.)
Carol Amaratunga (ed.)
Pat Armstrong (ed.)
Madeline Boscoe (ed.)
Ann Pederson (ed.)
Kay Willson (ed.)
Publisher: 
Garamond Press
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Aurora, ON

Explores the nature of caring in Canada, and examines reseach on women, home care and unpaid caregiving. Identifies the social conditions under which caregiving is undertaken. Also examines the experiences of women who care.

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CEX CARE.C37 2004
ISBN 155193048X
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, May 2004: The Canadian health care system is undergoing steady change, but one thing that remains constant is the key role that women play in providing care. Women are estimated to comprise nearly 80% of both the paid and unpaid care workers in this country. Yet, their numbers do not coincide with their influence. Government reforms such as the introduction of market systems in health care may result in some cost efficiencies, but not necessarily better working conditions for those who care, much less better care for those who need it. Similarly, the increasing transfer of patients into community care may mean that individuals are able to convalesce in more familiar surroundings and with the people they love. But the added burden on family members - usually women - may mean forgone paid work, not to mention changes in personal relationships between those who care and those who are cared for and about.

Women to woman: community health information project

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English
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Online
Author: 
Jeffrey T. Huber
Kathryn E. Peek
Lisa A. Hughes
Felicia Little
Publisher: 
Journal of the Medical Library Association
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Chicago, IL

Describes a project undertaken in community based health agencies to provide electronic access to health information for community members.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Association canadienne de soins et services communautaires

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Information provision and referral
Research
Advocacy
Services d'information et de références
Groupe de pression
Recherche

Forme un organisme qui oeuvre a être le porte-parole du secteur des soins et services communautaires qui englobent les services de soutien à domicile, les soins prolongés en établissement et d'autres programmes d'entraide tels que les programmes de livraison de repas. Promeut une gamme de soins et services communautaires de haute qualité, souples, réceptifs et accessibles à l'intérieur d'un continuum ininterrompu de services de santé.

Primary Telephone: 
(613) 241-7510
Email Address: 
info@cacc-acssc.com
Fax Number: 
(613) 241-5923
Street Address: 
1, rue Nicholas, bureau 712
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1N 7B7
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