Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)

Centres of Excellence for Women's Health (CEWH)

Careful measures: an exploration of the sex and gender dimensions of a deprivation index

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Margaret Haworth-Brockman, Ed.
Harpa Isfeld, Ed.
Ann Pederson, Ed.
Barbara Clow, Ed.
Anna Liwande, Ed.
Brooke Kinniburgh, Ed.
Publisher: 
The British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, in partnership with the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence and the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Explores whether women and men (girls and boys) have the same experiences of material and social deprivation and of health, and how these similarities or differences are accounted for in terms of indicator development and structure. Examines the opportunities for and the limitations of one deprivation index to represent the different experiences of men and of women in Canada by conducting a sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA) of the indicators included in the index and calculating the index by sex using Statistics Canada's Census data for Vancouver, Winnipeg and Halifax. Results suggest that a deprivation index may not apply to men and women equally, and point to the need for thorough exploration of sex and gender differences associated with components of multivariate indices to ensure that they reflect the experience of men and women.

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Includes bibliographical references. Contents: Introduction PART I: Theories and Constructs of Disadvantage: Where are Sex and Gender? PART II: Measuring Deprivation: Losing Sight of Sex and Gender PART III: Sex- and Gender-based Analysis of the Indicators in the INSPQ Deprivation Index PART IV: Exploring the INSPQ Deprivation Index by Sex PART V: Discussion and Conclusions: Keeping Sex and Gender in Careful Measures

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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)

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Recipes for food insecurity: women’s stories from Saskatchewan

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Yvonne Hanson
Publisher: 
Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2011

Explores how food insecurity, policies and programs affect women's health and well-being. Finds that low income is the most significant risk factor for food insecurity for women and Aboriginal off reserve households are most likely to experience food insecurity.

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ISBN # 978-1-897250-33-4
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Project #238. Includes bibliographical references.

Tobacco reduction and pregnancy: taking stock of the evidence (webinar)

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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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Online
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Presenters: Lorraine Greaves and Nancy Poole
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus, and the FACET research program
Publication Date: 
2011

The webinar included presentations on: Tobacco reduction for pregnant and postpartum women and their partners:  Evidence from the FACET (Families Controlling and Eliminating Tobacco) studies.

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What a difference sex and gender make: a gender, sex and health research casebook (webinar)

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L'influence du genre et du sexe : un recueil de cas sur la recherche liée au genre, au sexe et à la santé (webinaire)
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
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Moderated by Joy Johnson, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health
Publisher: 
Institute of Gender and Health of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2012

Three presentations on the IGH's peer-reviewed casebook that presents a range of research-based accounts that illustrate how attending to gender and sex in health research contributes to advancing knowledge, strengthening science and improving knowledge translation. Written from a critically reflective vantage point, chapters share health researchers' experiences in how they came to understand and engage gender and sex in their work. This collection demonstrates that there is much to be gained from the routine integration of gender and sex across the health research spectrum.
Presenting authors:
Adrianna Mendrek (presentation in English): Sex and gender differences in mental health research
Karen Messing (presentation in French): Work exposures and musculoskeletal disorders: how the treatment of gender and sex in population-based surveys can affect detection of exposure-effect relationships
John Oliffe (presentation in English): Mobilizing masculinity to support fathers who want to be smoke free

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Bilingual French/English Q&A.

Trauma-informed practice in mental health and substance use fields (webinar)

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La pratique tenant compte des traumatismes en santé mentale et en toxicomanie (webinaire)
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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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Online
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

An introduction to trauma-informed and trauma-specific practice, with examples of how people are embedding trauma informed and trauma specific care in various settings in Canada, discussion of why there is a need to focus on trauma informed care in systems development work, and summary of key issues, themes and resources, highlighting promising practices and tensions. Presenter Nancy Poole is the Director of Research and Knowledge Translation at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. She is well known for her work on research, training and policy initiatives related to women’s substance use, mental health, and experience of violence with governments and organizations on local, provincial and national levels. She is the co-editor of a book on trauma-informed care to be published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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The gendered health effects of chronic low-dose exposures to chemicals in drinking water

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Susanne Hamm
With contributions by Troy Dixon, Bryony Halpin, Pat Hania, Laila Harris, Jyoti Phartiyal, Mary Rollins-Lorimer, and Anne Sabourin
With input from Dr. Dayna Nadine Scott, Director, NNEWH, and the Women & Water Steering Committee
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents the results of research examining drinking water data in five case studies spanning communities across the country. The data was examined in the context of emerging epidemiological evidence on low-dose exposures and their potential health effects during key developmental and reproductive life stages that can create “windows of vulnerability” with a distinctly gendered character. Confirms that for Canadians, the quality of your drinking water, from a long-term health perspective, depends on where you live.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Physical activity for marginalized women in British Columbia: A discussion paper

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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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Online
Author: 
Pamela Ponic
Rehana Nanjijuma
Ann Pederson
Nancy Poole
Jenny Scott
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and ProMOTION Plus
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

An environmental scan on physical activity for marginalized women in BC. The aim of the scan was to learn more about the current context for and activities being facilitated to promote physical activity for marginalized women at provincial and local levels in BC.

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Integrating tobacco cessation interventions into mental health, substance use and anti-violence services: Research summary

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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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Online
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Summarizes the results of a study on the feasibility of integrating tobacco treatment and support within mental health, addictions and sexual violence services, in a gender informed way. The study included focus groups with service providers and with smokers, and a review of the literature on tobacco cessation in the mental health, substance use, and trauma treatment fields. Found that smokers who use mental health, substance use, and sexual violence services are generally knowledgeable about the harms of smoking, and the majority are interested in quitting.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Network/Le Réseau - Spring/Summer 2009

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Le Réseau/Network - Printemps/Ete 2009
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Ellen Reynolds
Edition: 
Volume11, Number 2
Publisher: 
Canadian Women’s Health Network
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

This issue of Network focuses on why and how gender matters in mental health in Canada—a high priority for the Canadian Women’s Health Network and the Centres of Excellence for Women’s Health.

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ISSN: 1480 - 0039
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Contains bibliographical references. Table of contents: Editor's Note, Mind the (gender) gap…in Canada’s new mental health framework, Making the links: Violence, trauma and mental health,‘Trauma-informed’: Symposium examines trauma, addictions and mental health, Girls take action on mental health: Gender and the mental health of young Canadians, Understanding stigma through a gender lens, Who’s caring for the caregivers? Symposium focuses on the mental health of women health care workers, Naming ‘workplace bullying’, Women workers speak out, Bridging the gaps: Survey examines accessibility at women’s shelters, Shelley’s story, Helping women help themselves: Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women stands the test of time, In her own words: A Real Deal, In her own words: How I dealt with grief and depression, In her own words: The Art Studios: An aid to recovery, Are there alternatives to drugs?, What we're reading
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