Women who use drugs

'Me, I'm living it': the primary health care experiences of women who use drugs in Vancouver's downtown eastside

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English
Owning Org: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
VANDU Women CARE Team
Publisher: 
BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Summarizes the findings of The VANDU Women's Clinic Action Research for Empowerment Project (VANDU Women CARE), this report provides insight into the primary health care experiences of women who use illicit drugs in the DTES, and highlights implications for improving health policy and service delivery.

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'Women CARE' in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Fern Charlie
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 2
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2008
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the VANDU Women Clinic Action Research for Empowerment Project (VANDU Women Care), a peer-driven, community-based organization that provides support, education and advocacy by and for women who use drugs in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The goal of the project is to produce new knowledge about the primary health-care experiences of women who use drugs, while supporting their health, well-being and leadership.

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