Health status

Health status

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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HEAS.B65 1994
ISBN 1895686415
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Includes bibliographical references.

Black women's health: a special double issue of Women's Health: Research on Gender, Behavior, and Policy

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Hope Landrine (ed.)
Elizabeth A. Klonoff (ed.)
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Women's Health: Research on Gender, Behavior, and Policy
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Mahw

Focuses on a few of the many major health threats to Black women in the United States, namely diabetes, obesity, cancer, violence, and AIDS.

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GEND.R48 1997
ISBN 0805898557
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Poverty, income inequality, and health in Canada

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Dr. Dennis Raphael
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CSJ Foundation For Research and Education
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides an overview of the impact that poverty and income inequality have on the health of Canadians. Argues that increasing poverty goes hand-in-hand with increasing income inequality. States that both poverty and income inequality result from the social and economic policy decisions made by governments that weakened the social safety net. Provides recommendations on how to reduce poverty and income inequality, recommendations that recognize the importance of citizen participation and civic involvement. PDF required to read.

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ISBN 0968853986

Your health depends more on a decent income and safe housing than on MRI machines

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English
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Ann Curry-Stevens
Publisher: 
CSJ Foundation For Research and Education
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Offers an easy introduction to the social determinants of health and the links between health and social justice. Prompts the reader to imagine the health implications of living on a low income, of racism and child poverty, and outlines some of the steps that would improve health by ensuring greater equality and social justice. Recounts the high costs of medical intervention, and calls for a focus on the causes of ill health, like job loss, hunger, stress, worry and poverty.

Young people in Canada: their health and well-being

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English
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Public Health Agency of Canada, Division of Childhood and Adolescence
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines patterns in the determinants of health of 11-, 13-, and 15-year olds, as well as selected trends in their health behaviours and attitudes. Highlights the importance of young people being well-integrated socially and having supportive relationships and environments at home and at school.

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ISBN 0662368274

Social determinants of health: Canadian perspectives

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English
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Dennis Raphael (ed.)
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Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.
Publication Date: 
2004
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Toronto, ON

Examine eleven critical socio-economic factors and analyzes how they affect our health. Also examines how gender impacts upon and interacts with each social determinant of health.

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HEAD.S63 2004
ISBN 1551302373
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, September 2004: Social determinants of health are the economic and social conditions that influence the health of individuals and communities as a whole. Using a narrow definition of health, social determinants of health determine whether we stay healthy or become ill. With a broader lens, these determinants also determine the extent to which we possess the physical, social, and personal resources to identify and achieve personal aspirations, satisfy needs, and cope with the environment. This perspective is the key to understanding patterns of health and illness in Canada today. The book's 32 contributors examine eleven critical socio-economic factors (Aboriginal status, early life, education, employment and working conditions, food security, health care services, housing, income and its distribution, social safety net, social exclusion, and unemployment and employment security) and analyze how they affect our health. Most importantly, they also examine how gender impacts upon and interacts with each social determinant of health.

Integrating socio-economic determinants of Canadian women's health

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English
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Bilkis Vissandjée
Marie DesMeules
Zheynuan Cao
Shelly Abdool
Publisher: 
BMC Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Looks at socio-economic determinants of health and self-perceived health and self-reports of chronic conditions. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women)

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ISSN 14726874
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Includes bibliographical references.

Integrating ethnicity and migration as determinants of Canadian women's health

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English
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Bilkis Vissandjée
Marie DesMeules
Zheynuan Cao
Shelly Abdool
Arminée Kazanjian
Publisher: 
BMC Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Looks at the association between ethnicity and migration and self-perceived health and self-reports of chronic conditions. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women)

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ISSN 14726874
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Includes bibliographical references.

Perimenopausal and postmenopausal health

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English
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Online
Author: 
Angela M. Cheung
Ruhee Chaudhry
Moira Kapral
Cynthia Jackevicius
Gail Robinson
Publisher: 
BMC Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Reviews health issues and concerns for women in both perimenopause and postmenopause. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women)

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ISSN 14726874
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Includes bibliographical references.

Engendering health disparities

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English
Author: 
Denise L. Spitzer
Publisher: 
Institute of Gender and Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Edmonton, AB

Examines health disparities in Canada in terms of gender.

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HEAS.R43 2004
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Chapter in "Reducing health disparities and promoting equity for vulnerable populations international think tank: synthesis papers." Includes bibliographical references.
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