Quebecois women

Quebecois women

Aboriginal women and health: an assessment: report and recommendations

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Prudence Hannis
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Quebec Native Women
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Provides a summary of the general situation of Aboriginal women's health in Quebec. Includes discussion on all social determinants, as well as the underlying determinants to the use of health services.

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ABGN.H36 2001
ISBN 2922779017

Networking between Ontario and Quebec health research teams and Francophone women

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Paper
Publisher: 
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Analyzes French language health services in Ontario and points out ways that francophones can increase their power and influence – individually and collectively – in the areas of health and social services.

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NNEWH WOMR.T33 1998

Women's health in Quebec

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Hélène Cornellier
Lise Lamontagne
Chantal Lapointe
Publisher: 
Réseau québécois d'action pour la santé des femmes
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Québec, QC

Presents a framework that conveys women's needs and contributes to improving their health. The report begins with a brief history of the women's health movement and the concerns that spurred it on. Then, a definition of health follows, highlighting aspects specific to women, including traditional roles and barriers, and describing the feminist approach to health. Finally, it analyses the demands and future perspectives that emerged from the consultation process undertaken by the Réseau québécois d'action pour la santé des femmes. The tables in the Appendix summarize the work stemming from the consultations and the Quebec Forum. It is a strategy to facilitate concerted action, and a way to speak out and challenge decision makers.

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ISBN 2980643319
WOMH.C67 1999

The health of Cree, Inuit and Southern Quebec women: similarities and differences

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health - Consortium Université de Montréal (CESAF)
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Paper
Author: 
Claudette Lavallée
Chantal Bourgault
Publisher: 
Canadian Journal of Public Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Using the data from a number of the surveys conducted over the last 10 years by Sante Quebec, this study examines the health characteristics of two populations of Aboriginal women of northern Quebec compared to those of women in the rest of the province. The northern populations had a larger proportion of young women. Aboriginal women have heavier family responsibilities than other Quebec women. Inuit women had a much higher prevalence of smoking and drug use. Alcohol consumption was less frequent in northern women, but the quantity consumed was higher compared to other Quebec women. Cree women tended to be more obese, had higher levels of blood glucose and lower levels of cholesterol. Inuit women tended to have lower rates of hypertension and higher rates of declared hearing problems and mental disorders. The similarities and differences observed among these three populations of women can assist decision-makers in setting priorities with regards to maintaining and improving their health.

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CESAF closed its office August 31, 2001.
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