Search Resources (English): Inuit women, Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)

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Aboriginal women's health research synthesis project: final report  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/resources/synthesis/cover.pdf

Presents recommendations to serve as the basis for priority-setting in future Aboriginal women's health research activities.

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Published: 2001
The health of Cree, Inuit and Southern Quebec women: similarities and differences

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.

Published: 2000
Rural, remote and northern women's health: policy and research directions: final summary report  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/cross_cex/RRN_Summary_CompleteE.pdf
Addresses the health concerns of rural, remote and Northern women. Includes data from diverse communities across Canada, including fishers and farmers, Aboriginal, Francophone and Anglophone women. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Labels, laws and access to health care: how history continues to affect health-care access for First Nations and Métis women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39420

Describes the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence report, Entitlements and Health Services for First Nations and Métis Women in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Discusses how access to health services differs among Aboriginal people and how understanding the history behind these differences and what they mean for women is critical to improving health services used by Aboriginal women.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2008