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HIP - health in perspective: a youth-led approach to healthier lifestyles  
http://www.mohawkcollege.ca/external/cira/template/index.html

Presents an active learning program designed to help young women, aged 10-15 years, develop healthy and active lifestyles. Focuses on smoking prevention and cessation while encouraging active living, critical media awareness, respect for self and the environment, and positive ways to deal with stress. Teaches critical life skills to young women using a peer-leader approach. Includes a set of two guides, the Facilitator's Guide, and the Peer Leader's Guide.

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Published: 2000
You and your health: a woman's handbook  
www.health.gov.bc.ca/whb/

Focuses on preventing, identifying and managing common women's health concerns, acknowledging gender as a determinant of health. The booklet is written with the idea that women can do a great deal to protect their health by learning about positive lifestyle choices and about how to develop healthy living and working environments.

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Published: 2001
Women's health surveillance: a plan of action for Health Canada. A Report from the Advisory Committee on Women's Health Surveillance  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/whs-ssf/

Provides advice on how such a surveillance system should operate: its issues, priorities, methodologies and potential partnerships in matters of women's health surveillance.

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Published: 1999
Taking action: mobilizing communities to provide recreation for women on low incomes  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/taking-action.pdf

Presents guidelines emerging from The Kamloops Women’s Action Project designed to address health needs of women living below the poverty line by encouraging involvement in community recreation.

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Published: 2001
Sharing our stories on promoting health and community healing: an Aboriginal women's health project  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/deiterReport.pdf

Presents a broad historical overview of Aboriginal women's health issues and recommendations on how to address and improve the health of Aboriginal women in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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Published: 2001
Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising: when public health is no longer a priority  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/dtca_priority.html

Discusses the problems with direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs and the impacts that such illegal promotion can have on women, especially given the unnecessary medicalization women face. Provides information on Canada's Food and Drug Act that prohibits advertising of prescription drugs directed to the general public and looks at the new federal project, the Health Protection Act, which would introduce some form of direct-to-consumer advertising. (See Details)

Published: 2001
How to carry out a community quality of life project: a manual
Provides a population health approach to understanding communities, their strengths and their needs. Presents a process by which community factors that affect quality of life can be identified, an evaluation of the value of the quality of life model developed by the Centre for Health Promotion for considering community needs, and the identification of the strengths and drawbacks to participatory approaches to assessing the quality of life of communities. Based on the experiences of two large community quality of life projects in Toronto, and contains examples from these projects. Emphasizes the social determinants of health and well-being and uses a quality of life model to consider the effects of these determinants. Provides an overview of the community quality of life approach and its guiding principles.
Published: 1998
Healthy women, healthy lives: a guide to preventing disease, from the Landmark Nurses' Health Study
Provides findings from the Nurses's Health Study, incorporated in tips and strategies for women looking to make healthy lifestyle changes.
Published: 2001
Which tips for health really matter?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39538
Provides a darkly humourous comparison of "personal" health tips with the social determinants of health. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Women's health promotion needs and feasibility study
Examines the feasibility of establishing a Women's Wellness Centre in Whitehorse. Explores what can be done to address some of the needs identified by Yukon women regarding their health. Focuses on services that can be delivered in a community centre environment within the context of existing services and needs.
Published: 1995