British Columbia

British Columbia

Worth a second look: considerations for action on health inequities in British Columbia with a sex, gender, and diversity lens

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Steve Chasey
Ann Pederson
Putu Duff
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Approaches health inequities from the standpoint of potential policy action. Provides examples of how applying a sex- and gender-based analysis can help refine policy options to be more effective, equitable, and cost-efficient. Produced by the Provincial Health Services Authority and the BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Taking a second look: Analyzing health inequities in British Columbia with a sex, gender, and diversity Lens

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Steve Chasey
Ann Pederson
Putu Duff
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Examines a number of reported health inequities in British Columbia using sex- and gender-based analysis. Details how understanding the social context behind health inequities, which is strongly affected by issues of sex, gender, and diversity, can have powerful implications for how different populations experience and are marginalized by health inequities. Produced by the Provincial Health Services Authority and the BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health.

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Paradoxes and contradictions in health policy reform: implications for First Nations women

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jo-Anne Fiske
Annette J. Browne
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

When governments invite the public to participate in consultations to reform health care and other policies, they generally represent themselves as calling upon citizens to engage in a social, but apolitical process. This study questions this representation by rethinking how policy is formulated and enacted and by rethinking how Aboriginal women are regarded when they engage in the health care system.

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ISBN 9781894356602
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

"No gift: tobacco policy and Aboriginal people in Canada"

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Debbie Pearce
Deborah Schwartz
Lorraine Greaves
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

This discussion paper examines issues related to tobacco control policy, taxation, and legislation as they affect Aboriginal women and men in BC, and identifies potentially differential impacts when gender differences are taken into account.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1894356551

'Me, I'm living it': the primary health care experiences of women who use drugs in Vancouver's downtown eastside

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
VANDU Women CARE Team
Publisher: 
BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

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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Further advancing the health of girls and women: report on the women's health strategy for British Columbia 2004-2005

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
British Columbia Women's Hospital
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

The recently released report is a follow-up document to Advancing the Health of Girls and Women: A Women's Health Strategy for British Columbia (2004). It reports on advancements made in support of the Strategy and those occurring concurrently across the province in the Strategy's three priority areas:  

1) Improving Women's Health Monitoring, Surveillance, and Reporting

2) Sustaining Access to Maternity Care

3) Supporting Women-centred Approaches to Mental Health, Problematic Substance Use, and Addictions

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9781894356657

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).

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14963612
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Women's Health Research Network

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

Works to foster authentic, inclusive cross-sectoral linkages to increase research activity focused on the health of girls and women in British Columbia.

Primary Telephone: 
604-707-6378
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
sdixon@whrn.ca
Fax Number: 
604-707-6399
Street Address: 
201-601 W Broadway
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5Z 4C2

First Nations Breast Cancer Society

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development

Offers support and education to aboriginal women who have breast cancer. Website includes instructions on how to order breast self-examination and breast cancer awareness videos and how to contact healing circles in British Columbia.

Primary Telephone: 
604-875-0779
Email Address: 
echoes@fnbreastcancer.bc.ca
Fax Number: 
604-872-4390
Street Address: 
309-1333 E 7th Ave
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5N 1R6
Internal Notes : 
Multiple Email found: "echoes@fnbreastcancer.bc.ca and jdavis@fnbreastcancer.bc.ca"

Relocations, dislocations and innovations in mental health reform: examining the impact of psychiatric deinstitutionalization on

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Marina Morrow
Jules Smith
Ann Pederson
Lupin Battersby
Alain Lesage
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses how deinstitutionalization affects men and women differently and what kind of unique needs arise when people are relocated to new communities.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14963612
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