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Health care

Hesperian

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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The Hesperian Foundation is a non-profit publisher of books and newsletters for community-based health care. Simply written and heavily illustrated, Hesperian books are designed so that people with little formal education can understand, apply and share health information. Developed collaboratively with health workers and community members from around the world, our books and newsletters address the underlying social, political, and economic causes of poor health and suggest ways groups can organize to improve health conditions in their communities.

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510-845-1447
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Fax Number: 
510-845-0539
Street Address: 
1919 Addison Street, Suite 304,
City: 
Berkeley
Province: 
California
Postal/ZIP Code: 
94704

How being black and female affects your health

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English
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Online
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Women's Health Matters
Publication Date: 
2007

Discusses how the health of many Black women is affected in a negative way by factors such as gender, culture, poverty, racism, and increased risk of certain diseases. Describes how some Black women do not have access to culturally competent healthcare – that is, healthcare that meets their social, cultural and linguistic needs.

How to survive our patchwork health care

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Kathleen O'Grady
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2007

Book review of Michael Decter and Francesca Grosso's "Navigating Canada's Health Care: A User Guide to Getting the Health Care you need," discussing the regionalization of health care and how your health needs may not determine your access to care but rather your location.

Health care renewal in Canada: measuring up?

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English
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Online
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Health Council of Canada
Publication Date: 
2007

Discusses how it is time to examine the collective capacity to measure the performance of health care systems across the country and suggests ways to strengthen transparency and accountability in health care.

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Immigrant women and health: OCASI Presentation

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English
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Online
Author: 
Debbie Douglas
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Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants

Presentation discusses health and wellness issues of immigrant and refugee women, including barriers and challenges in accessing healthcare services,and lack of research on immigrant women and healthcare. Also provides a statistical overview.

The handbook of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender public health: a practitioner's guide to service

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Michael D Shankle (ed.)
Publisher: 
Harrington Park Press
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Provides a focus on LGBT public health, offering positive direction for practitioners looking for guidance in methods to take into consideration the special needs of sexual minorities.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN-10 1560234962
ISBN-13 9781560234968
LEBH.S53 2005
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Health care in Canada 2006

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English
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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.

Gender analysis in health: a review of selected tools

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English
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Provides a review of tools for gender analysis and their application to health.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9241590408
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Includes bibliographical references.

Health care in Canada 2005

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English
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Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Summarizes recent developments in health and health care. Includes an overview of health spending and updated information on how Canadians view the health system and the services that they have received.

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ISBN 155392617X (PDF)
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Includes index.

Health care in Canada 2000: a first annual report

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English
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Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides information on the health of Canadians in all regions of the country, on how differences in health status are related to the various determinants of health and on how the health care system affects health.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1895581923 (Paper)
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