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Research

The Havens Sexual Assault Referral Centres (UK)

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Counseling

The aims of the havens are to provide both excellent holistic care for sexual assault and gold standard evidence collection. The havens are jointly funded by the Metropolitan Police and the 31 NHS Primary Care Trusts in London. They also offer specialised and accredited education and training focusing on victim care.

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Country: 
United Kingdom

The Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health

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Organization Type: 
Educational Institution
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Policy development

Based at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, in the Faculty of Health Sciences, the CGSM is a hub for international scholars, community-based researchers, policy makers, health agencies, practitioners and people with lived experience of mental health and substance use issues who are committed to eliminating social inequities in mental health. The CGSM is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)’s Institute for Gender and Health through a Centres for Research Development program.

Contact Info
Email Address: 
info@socialinequities.ca
Street Address: 
SFU – Harbour Centre
Addt'l Street Address: 
3277-515 West Hastings Street
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
BC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6B 5K3
Country: 
Canada

National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

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Governmental Body
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English
Français
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Research
Policy development

One of six National Collaborating Centres created by the Public Health Agency of Canada to form a key part of the Government of Canada's commitment to renew and strengthen public health in Canada. The NCCDH focuses on the social and economic factors that influence the health of Canadians. The Centre translates and shares information and evidence about the social determinants of health with front-line public health practitioners, policymakers and researchers – individuals who need this information to make evidence-informed practice, planning, policy and research decisions.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(902) 867-6134
Email Address: 
nccdh@stfx.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
(902) 867-6130
Street Address: 
St. Francis Xavier University
Addt'l Street Address: 
2400 Mount Saint Bernard, Camden 116, 2nd Floor, PO Box 5000
City: 
Antigonish
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B2G 2W5
Country: 
Canada

National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Research

Primary goal is to strengthen public health in Canada by helping public health managers and professionals across Canada find and use innovative, high quality and up-to-date methods and tools for sharing what works in public health. Primary target audiences are public health managers and professionals across Canada who promote and facilitate evidence-informed decision making. Their products and services are available and relevant to all public health practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

 

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
905-525-9140, ext 20450
Email Address: 
nccmt@mcmaster.ca
Fax Number: 
905-529-4184
Street Address: 
McMaster University, 1685 Main Street West, Suite 302
City: 
Hamilton
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
L8S 1G5
Country: 
Canada

Health Nexus

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy

A health promotion organization that works to help individuals and organizations to implement health promotion strategies that address the determinants of health and aim to enhance community well-being. Also strives to connect communities with resources, form partnerships, and advocate for change.


Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(416) 408-2249
Email Address: 
info@healthnexus.ca
Fax Number: 
(416) 408-2122
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-397-9567
Street Address: 
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 301
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5G 1Z8
Country: 
Canada

The Ontario women's health framework

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English
Translated Title: 
Le cadre pour l’amélioration de la santé des Ontariennes
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A leadership tool to support improving the health of women and girls in Ontario and improving the quality and sustainability of Ontario’s health system. Provides practical action steps for improvement and establishes priority actions – some of which can be implemented immediately and at minimal cost.

Order Information: 
Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Guidelines for gender-based violence interventions in humanitarian settings

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English
Translated Title: 
Directives en vue d’interventions contre la violence basée sur le sexe dans les situations de crise humanitaire
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Online
Publisher: 
Inter-agency Standing Committee
Publication Date: 
2005

Describes how to prevent and respond to the sexual violence against women and girls that worsens during armed conflicts.

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Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Katrina, natural disasters and sexual violence

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
New York City Alliance against Sexual Assault

Factsheet that explains why rapes often occur in the aftermath of natural disasters and other humanitarian crises.

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Available online.

The tsunami’s impact on women

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Oxfam International
Publication Date: 
2005

Oxfam Briefing Note that explains why and how the 2004 Asian tsunami hit women harder than men. 

Available From: 
Order Information: 
Available online.

Women and girls last? Averting the second post Katrina disaster

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Elaine Enarson
Publisher: 
Understanding Katrina: Perspectives from the Social Sciences, Social Science Reseach Council
Publication Date: 
2006

Describes how natural disasters affect women differently than men, and how disaster planning must fully involve women as well as men. 

Order Information: 
Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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