Health status

Health status

Health status of homeless women: an inventory of issues

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English
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Author: 
Consulting Matrix Inc.
Publisher: 
Ontario Women's Health Council
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides an inventory of health-related issues facing homeless women in Toronto. Explores the obstacles these women encounter in accessing acute, preventative, and other kinds of health care.

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POVR.H43 2002
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Includes bibliographical references.

The women's health data book: a profile of women's health in the United States

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English
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Author: 
Dawn Misra
Publisher: 
Jacob's Institute of Women's Health and The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Delivers a current and comprehensive compilation of data and trends on women's health in the United States. Focuses on the impact of social and economic factors in women's health, perinatal and reproductive health, infections, chronic conditions, mental health, health behaviors, violence against women, and access, utilization and quality of healthcare.

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ISBN 0970228511
WOMH.M57 2001

Black women's health: a synthesis of health research relevant to Black Nova Scotians

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Moving Towards Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Summary of research findings. Synthesizes litterature relevant to the health of African Canadians living in Nova Scotia.

Literacy and health: defining links and developing partnerships

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English
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Paper
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Charles Moody
Marg Rose
Publisher: 
Literacy Partners of Manitoba
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Describes the links between literacy and health. Provides documented examples of workshops held to promote the ideas of health litercay and plain language health information to health care workers in Manitoba. Lists the strengths and weaknesses of each type of intervention.

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HEAD.M66

Social justice is good for our hearts: why societal factors, not lifestyles, are major causes of heart disease in Canada and els

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English
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Author: 
Dennis Raphael
Publisher: 
CSJ Foundation for Research and Education
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Outlines the role that income and its distribution play in the incidence of cardiovascular disease.

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HEAD.R37 2002
ISBN 0968853994

How does literacy affect the health of Canadians? A profile paper

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English
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Author: 
Burt Perrin
Publisher: 
Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses the significant health impacts of literacy. Identifies why literacy is a health issue and thus is relevant to the mandate of Health Canada. Touches upon some of the mechanisms by which literacy affects health, and suggests some of the ways in which the health field can respond. Begins with a brief consideration of the actual literacy skills of Canadians. Reviews the evidence that indicates the impact of literacy on health. Considers the mechanisms by which literacy affects health, both in direct ways, such as the incorrect use of medications, failure to comply with medical directions, errors in infant formula administration, and safety risks, and indirectly via living and working conditions, personal health practices and coping skills, the physical environment, health services, and biology and genetic endowment. Also considers the relations of literacy to other determinants of health.

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HEAD.P47 1998
ISBN 0662271149

Women in an aging society: report of proceedings - national workshop, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 20, 1988

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Seniors Secretariat of Health and Welfare Canada
Status of Women
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Minister of Supply and Services Canada
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Proceedings of a national workshop which focused on two issues: (1) the impact of the health and social service systems on senior women and the role of health professionals and caregivers and (2) economic self-sufficiency, with an emphasis n the feminization of poverty, pensions, and housing. Includes "Ideas for Action", a synopsis of the conference presentations, and eight articles from the conference.

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AGIN.W66 1988
ISBN 0662569342

Women's health and social inequality

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English
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Author: 
Esyllt Jones
Anna Ste. Croix Rothney
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Considers some of the social, historical and cultural contexts that have shaped women's health experiences and made them different from those of men. Explorex five main themes that are prominent in the social sciences and feminist literature on women and health: (1) the health inequalities between women and men, and among women; (2) the social/historical development of these differences; (3) the health implications of women's paid and unpaid work; (4) the biomedical model and the medicalization of women's health, and (5) women's resistance and advocacy.

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ISBN 0886272572
WOMH.J66 2001
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The need for action on women's health: women's health fact sheets

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
National Union of Public and General Employees
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Nepean, ON

Presents statistics on various women's health issues, including: lung cancer, breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, midwifery, heart disease, and future trends.

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WOMH.N44 2000

Invoking community: rethinking the health of lesbian and bisexual women

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English
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Paper
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Natasha Bailey
Maria Gurevish
Cynthia Mathieson
Publisher: 
Feminist Voices/voix féministes
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explores the meaning of community and its importance in lesbian and bisexual women's lives including its relationship to their health.

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GLBT.B35 2000
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<p>Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Winter 2001: Lesbian and bisexual women reveal the importance of community in their lives and its relationship to their health. The community serves multiple functions, providing emotional and tangible resources for women and a sense of belonging in an isolating, heterosexist society. At the same time, sexual health can suffer when a community imposes expected rules for behavior. Finding a place in community carries implications for health in its broadest sense.</p>
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