Search Resources (English): National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)

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Reflections of rural Alberta women: work, health and restructuring

Discusses how rural women's work environments are being effected by change and restructuring. Demonstrates how their quality of life may be at risk due to reduced resources, increased expectations, etc. Also discusses regionalization of health care and its effects on health care services in rural communities.  (For more information, please visit Dr. Skillen's website at:

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Published: 2001
Is there a method to this madness? Studying health care reform as if women mattered

Examines the limitations of current research and considers what research on health care reform would look like if women mattered.

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Published: 2000
Networking between Ontario and Quebec health research teams and Francophone women
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.
Published: 1998
Biotechnology, strategy, and wealth for whom: commentary on the theme of biotechnology and wealth
Outlines some of the contradictory ways that wealth and health interact in the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Moving forward: integrating environmental and occupational influences on health (primary prevention): a participatory research a
Identifies and exemplifies issues, themes and research methods related to environmental and occupation influences on women's health and applicable to the National Network on Environments and Women's Health and other Centres of Excellence.
Genetic testing, citizenship and subjectivity: implications for women and health
Raises questions about the political underpinnings and personal implications of genetic testing for breast cancer risk. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Management occupations group
Produces an empirical portrait of ancillary workers in management positions in the health care field in Canada. Appendix to "Critical to Care: Women and Ancillary Work in Health Care." (See Details)
Published: 2006
Marginalized voices from the Downtown Eastside: Aboriginal women speak about their health experiences
Recommends process to integrate Aboriginal women into planning, policy development and program delivery models. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Visible minority youth taking action for a healthy future: a guide for ethno-racial training trainers workshops
This pamphlet was developed from recommendations from a Canadian Centre for Women, Education and Development workshop. The objectives of the workshops are to familiarize participants with environmental health issues in an immigrant and visible minority context, to develop environmental health literacy, and to better integrate these issues into the participants’ lives and work. It contains suggestions to help create and lead workshops for school, community, and workplace groups interested in policy education and advocacy on environmental health and justice and primary prevention.
Preserving cultural diversity through the preservation of biological diversity
Outlines the links that exist between cultural diversity and biological diversity. (See Details)
Published: 2000