Environmental determinants

Environmental determinants

Board games: sexist bias at the workers’ compensation board

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Karen Weisberg
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discuses the challenges women claimants experience due to sexism.  Illustrates how The Workers Compensation Act responds to claimants work at home vs outside of the home. Shows how sexist systems work together to create more stress for women post injury in the workplace,  via the medical and the legal systems. 

The radical orthodoxy of naturopathic medicine

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Carole Yawney
Edition: 
Vol 4, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

In this article a medical anthropologist proposes naturopathy as an alternative to the invasive system of drugs and surgery. Describes naturopathy; principles and practice. 

Environmental Health Perspectives

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Governmental Body
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English
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Research
Publisher

A monthly journal of peer-reviewed research and news published by the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. EHP's mission is to serve as a forum for the discussion of the interrelationships between the environment and human health by publishing in a balanced and objective manner the best peer-reviewed research and most current and credible news of the field. With an impact factor of 6.09, EHP is the top monthly journal in public, environmental, and occupational health and the third-ranked monthly journal in environmental sciences.

EHP publishes articles from a wide range of scientific disciplines encompassing basic research; epidemiologic studies; risk assessment; relevant ethical, legal, social, environmental justice, and policy topics; longitudinal human studies; in vitro and in vivo animal research with a clear relationship to human health; and environmental medicine case reports. Because children are uniquely sensitive to their environments, EHP devotes a research section specifically to issues surrounding children's environmental health.

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http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/feedbackCreate.action?page=%252Fstatic%252Fcontact.action
Country: 
USA

National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

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Governmental Body
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English
Français
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Research
Policy development

One of six National Collaborating Centres created by the Public Health Agency of Canada to form a key part of the Government of Canada's commitment to renew and strengthen public health in Canada. The NCCDH focuses on the social and economic factors that influence the health of Canadians. The Centre translates and shares information and evidence about the social determinants of health with front-line public health practitioners, policymakers and researchers – individuals who need this information to make evidence-informed practice, planning, policy and research decisions.

Primary Telephone: 
(902) 867-6134
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Email Address: 
nccdh@stfx.ca
Fax Number: 
(902) 867-6130
Street Address: 
St. Francis Xavier University
Addt'l Street Address: 
2400 Mount Saint Bernard, Camden 116, 2nd Floor, PO Box 5000
City: 
Antigonish
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B2G 2W5
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Canada

Project éco-santé environmental health educational tools

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English
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South Asian Women’s Community Centre
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South Asian Women's Community Centre
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Our health is linked to the quality of our social and physical environments. Project Éco-santé tous ensemble explores the links between women’s heart, breathing, and mental health and their environments through a photo-video and a graphic booklet available in 10 languages (French, English, Urdu, Dari, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Portuguese, Creole and Spanish), and three brochures (available in French and English).

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Available online only.

Canada’s North in a changing climate: Hearing from the women of Nain

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

Discusses research done where women's insights about climate change came from their experiences travelling, hunting, harvesting, hanging fish and laundry outdoors to dry and raising their families.

World Wildlife Federation - United Kingdom

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English

Seeks to influence global environmental issues through responsible actions, raises crucial environmental issues with policy-makers, business and industries, around the world.

Primary Telephone: 
01483 426444
Email Address: 
supporterrelations@wwf.org.uk
Fax Number: 
01483 426409
Street Address: 
Panda House, Weyside Park, Godalming
City: 
Surrey
Postal/ZIP Code: 
GU7 1XR

The environment and women's health

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Ellen K Silbergeld
Jenna S Roberts
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Women's Health Bureau
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Looks at the environmental factors in women's health, and the potential difference in susceptibility among women and between women and men. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA).

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Includes bibliographical references.

Gaining ground: women, mining and the environment

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English
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Paper
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Christine Cleghorn
Natalie Edelson
Sue Moodie
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Yukon Conservation Society [and] Yukon Status of Women Council
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Whitehorse, YT

Presents synthesis of pre-gathering research, sharing at two-day Gaining Ground meeting in September, 2000, Lake Laberge, YT, and subsequent follow-up, of women's experiences of health impacts of mineral development (mining) in their Yukon communities. Expands upon reflections and sharing experienced by women at the Gaining Ground gathering. Seeks to provoke discussion and spur action for positive social change in mining communities. Intends to foster and encourage empowerment of individuals and communities encountering mineral resource development. Addresses specifically women's health issues and lives in mining communities.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
WOMI.C53 2001

Moving forward: integrating environmental and occupational influences on health (primary prevention): a participatory research a

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Paper
Author: 
Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg
Penny Van Esterik
Publisher: 
Women's Healthy Environments Network
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Identifies and exemplifies issues, themes and research methods related to environmental and occupation influences on women's health and applicable to the National Network on Environments and Women's Health and other Centres of Excellence.

ISBN/ISSN: 
NNEWH ENVI.G65
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