Ethnic groups

Ethnic groups

The contribution of intimate partner violence to health disparities for women of color

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English
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Online
Author: 
Phyllis W Sharps
Jacquelyn C Campbell
Publisher: 
Family Violence Prevention & Health Practice
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Provides an overview of the health consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV) for minority women including increased risk for HIV/AIDS and the hidden epidemic of forced sex.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 15564827
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Eating disorders among women of colour

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English
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Online
Author: 
Patricia Romney
Publisher: 
National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines how eating disorders are different among women of colour. Discusses cultural meanings of weight and food.

Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

The health of women: minority/diversity perspectives

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Wilhelmina A Leigh
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Women's Health Bureau
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Identifies health issues that have an impact on the life chances of immigrant, racial minority, refugee, and marginalized women in the United States. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA).

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Includes bibliographical references.

Racial discrimination as a health risk for female youth: implications for policy and healthcare delivery in Canada: final report

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Alisha Ali
Notisha Massaquoi
Marsha Brown
Publisher: 
Women's Health in Women's Hands
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents the findings of a participatory research process involving young women of colour that explored how racism impacts their access to quality healthcare, health education and health information.

ISBN/ISSN: 
DISC.A45 2001
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Racialized and immigrant women in cities

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English
Translated Title: 
Les femmes racisées et les femmes immigrantes vivant dans les villes
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Kamlyn Ng-See-Quan
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Outlines who racialized and immigrant women are, some challenges racialized and immigrant women experience in cities, and government responsibilities.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Barriers to justice: ethnocultural minority women and domestic violence: a preliminary discussion paper

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Nahid Roboubi
Sharon Bowles
Publisher: 
Justice Canada
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents an overview of findings from various reports relevant to issues of access to justice for ethnocultural minority women who are victims of domestic violence.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Racial minorities, medicine and health

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English
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Paper
Author: 
B. Singh Bolaria
Rosemary Bolaria
Publisher: 
Fernwood Publishing
Publication Date: 
1994
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Examines racial and socio-economic dimensions of health and illness. Also looks at the health related issues for immigrant populations. Studies the health status and health care of Aboriginal peoples.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAS.B65 1994
ISBN 1895686415
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Sharing our experience

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Arun Mukherjee (ed.)
Publisher: 
Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides a collection of stories that speak to the diverse experience of racial minority and Aboriginal women.

ISBN/ISSN: 
DISC.S53 1993
ISBN 0662210905

Office of Minority Health Resource Center

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Policy development
Publisher
Research

Works to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.

Email Address: 
info@omhrc.gov
Fax Number: 
301-251-2160
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-444-6472
Street Address: 
P.O. Box 37337
City: 
Washington
Province: 
District of Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20013-7337

Strategies for improving minority healthcare quality

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Mary Catherine Beach
Lisa A. Cooper
Karen A. Robinson
Eboni G. Price
Tiffany L. Gary
Mollie W. Jenckes
Aysegul Gozu
Carole Smarth
Ana Palacio
Carolyn J. Feuerstein
Eric B. Bass
Neil R. Powe
Publisher: 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Rockville, MD

Systematically reviews the evidence to determine the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve the quality of healthcare and/or to reduce disparities for ethnic minorities. Focuses on evaluations of interventions aimed at healthcare providers or organizations. Broadly examines any type of strategy aimed at improving the quality of care in an ethnic minority population of patients, and then looks more specifically at strategies designed to improve the cultural competence of healthcare providers or organizations.

ISBN/ISSN: 
Number 90
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