Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)

Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)

Rethinking women and healthy living in Canada

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Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Ann Pederson, ed.
Margaret Haworth-Brockman, ed.
Barbara Clow, ed.
Harpa Isfeld, ed.
Anna Liwander, ed.
Publisher: 
BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence, and Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2013

Intended to generate an understanding of women and healthy living and to contribute to the development of evidence-informed responses to addressing challenges related to healthy living for women in Canada. Argues that healthy living needs to be reframed and embrace a broader concept of health and health issues in order to improve women’s healthy living. Includes (1) an overview of the status of women in Canada and the healthy living discourse; (2) a profile of women and healthy living; (3) healthy living strategies and promising gender-sensitive intervention; and (4) conclusions.

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Download from their website.
ISBN/ISSN: 
978-1-894356-70-1
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429 p. (3MB)

Overweight and obesity in pregnancy: a review of the evidence

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Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Jennifer R. Bernier
Yvonne Hanson
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health and Prairie Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Focuses on the implications of maternal overweight and obesity, the experiences of pregnant women who are overweight or obese, and the provision of maternity care for overweight or obese women. Highlights that there are significant gaps in our knowledge of the psychological and emotional implications of overweight and obesity throughout pregnancy.

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Available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN # 978-0-9810459-5-5
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Includes bibliographical references.

Weight expectations: experiences and needs of overweight and obese pregnant women and their healthcare providers

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Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Jennifer Bernier
Yvonne Hanson
Tanya Barber
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Executive summary of a qualitative study that examined women’s experiences with maternity care, including the psychological, emotional, and social implications of overweight and obesity in pregnancy. It also sought to gain knowledge about health care providers’ experiences with maternity care for overweight and obese women to better understand what is required for providing the best care to this group of women. 

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Available to download for free from their website.
ISBN/ISSN: 
978-0-9810459-6-2

Injury and injury prevention: women in work related to mining

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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Roberta Stout
Publisher: 
Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Report of a project that involved interviews with seventeen women occupying a variety of positions in the mining sector within rural, remote and northern settings in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. Includes findings related to safety training, injury prevention, occupational injuries, and other work-related stressors and concludes with a number of recommendations that surfaced throughout the discussions with the women.

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Available to download for free from their website
ISBN/ISSN: 
978-1-897250-40-2

Breastfeeding: understanding the motivations and supports for women in Saskatoon and Winnipeg

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English
Owning Org: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Roberta Stout
Yvonne Hanson
Publisher: 
Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

The result of a study of eighteen mothers and five service providers from Winnipeg and Saskatoon and their perceptions of the motivations, challenges and supports for breastfeeding. Uncovers some of the complexities experienced by breastfeeding mothers including their cultural knowledge and understandings, social environments, local program availability, health professional and family supports, or lack thereof. Includes suggestions from the women and service providers on how to better support mothers who are breastfeeding. 

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Available to download for free from their website

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

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English
Owning Org: 
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)
Media Type: 
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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English
Owning Org: 
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
Notes: 
Project #238. Includes bibliographical references.

A practical guide to PhotoVoice: sharing pictures, telling stories and changing communities

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Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Beverly Palibroda
Brigette Krieg
Lisa Murdock
Joanne Havelock
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

A step by step guide on how to bring together small groups of women to capture their stories foster discussion of their community's issues such as women's poverty, food security and health.

In a PhotoVoice project, after training from a professional photographer, women use a disposable camera to take pictures that represent their experiences of living in poverty, and the policies and programs they would like to change or keep. The women then meet to share their pictures and talk about what the photos mean to them. Their powerful images can be showcased in public showings, to broaden awareness of the realities of living in poverty and stimulate action for just social and economic policies to improve women's lives.

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Visit their website to order a copy. Also available online.
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Order using for $12 the online form or phone (204) 982-6630. Includes bibliographical references.

SGBA e-learning resource: rising to the challenge

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Translated Title: 
L'apprentissage en ligne sur l'analyse des influences du genre et du sexe (AIGS) : se montrer à la hauteur du défi
Owning Org: 
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)
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health and Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2011

Bilingual e-learning website that builds on the Rising to the Challenge SGBA book. Features free tutorials that will allow you to deepen your understanding of SGBA, both the core concepts of sex, gender, diversity and equity and the process.

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Available online.
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