Public health

Public health

"Nothing about us without us": greater, meaningful involvement of people who use illegal drugs: a public health, ethical, and hu

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English
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Author: 
Ralf Jürgens
Publisher: 
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines why it is important to increase meaningful involvement of people who use illegal drugs in the response to HIV and hepatitis C (HCV), and how this can be done.

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ISBN 1896735606

What is the evidence on effectiveness of empowerment to improve health?

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English
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Author: 
Nina Wallerstein
Publisher: 
Health Evidence Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Copenhagen, Denmark

Presents an overview of the processes by which empowerment outcomes are generated and the effects of empowerment strategies on public health and health disparities.

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Food and Drug Administration

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Governmental Body
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English
Services Provided: 
Research

Works to promote and protect the public health (US) by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way.

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Tollfree Phone Number: 
888-463-6332
Street Address: 
5600 Fishers Lane
City: 
Rockville
Province: 
Maryland
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20857

The right to health: a resource manual for NGOs

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English
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Online
Optical Media
Publisher: 
Commonwealth Medical Trust
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Offers practical advice on how to undertake the advocacy work and monitoring strategies that are involved in adopting a human rights approach to health.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Child maltreatment: a public health issue

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Health Policy Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the factors and conditions that contribute to child maltreatment and the relationship between child maltreatment and caregiver substance abuse.

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ISSN 1496466X

Profit is not the sure: a citizen's guide to medicare

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Maude Barlow
Publisher: 
McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Trace the history of medicare in Canada and compares it with both public and private systems in other parts of the world.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAS.B37 2002
ISBN 0771010850
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The effectiveness of public health campaigns

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English
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Health Development Agency
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Looks at the evidence on the effectiveness of interventions in changing behaviour generally, and more specifically, at the evidence concerning mass media campaigns.

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HDA Briefing No. 7
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Includes bibliographical references.

Gender-based analysis (GBA) in public health research, policy and practice: documentation of the international workshop in Berli

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English
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Online
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Erika Baldaszti
Kim Bloomfield
Lea den Broeder
Mary Anne Burke
Angelika Diggins-Rösner
Lesley Doyal
Margrit Eichler
Judith Fuchs
Joke Haafkens
Carol Hagemann-White
Anne Hammarström
Ingeborg Jahn
Ingeborg Junge-Reyer
Kaisa Kauppinen
Peggy Maguire
Ulrike Maschewsky-Schneider
Clara J. Moerman
Elvira Reale
Vittoria Sardelli
Paola Vinay
Beate Wimmer-Puchinger
Elisabeth Zemp
Publisher: 
Institut für Gesundheitswissenschaften Abteilung Gesundheitssoziologie (Women and Health Section of the German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention)
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Berlin, Germany

Reports on various approaches and tools necessary to gender research designs, health and health promotion programs or clinical services and instruments.

Social determinants of health: Canadian perspectives

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Dennis Raphael (ed.)
Publisher: 
Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examine eleven critical socio-economic factors and analyzes how they affect our health. Also examines how gender impacts upon and interacts with each social determinant of health.

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HEAD.S63 2004
ISBN 1551302373
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, September 2004: Social determinants of health are the economic and social conditions that influence the health of individuals and communities as a whole. Using a narrow definition of health, social determinants of health determine whether we stay healthy or become ill. With a broader lens, these determinants also determine the extent to which we possess the physical, social, and personal resources to identify and achieve personal aspirations, satisfy needs, and cope with the environment. This perspective is the key to understanding patterns of health and illness in Canada today. The book's 32 contributors examine eleven critical socio-economic factors (Aboriginal status, early life, education, employment and working conditions, food security, health care services, housing, income and its distribution, social safety net, social exclusion, and unemployment and employment security) and analyze how they affect our health. Most importantly, they also examine how gender impacts upon and interacts with each social determinant of health.

BC Centre for Disease Control

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Governmental Body
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English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Policy development

Forms a component of the Provincial Health Services Authority that has responsibility to support a comprehensive program of communicable disease and environmental health prevention and control for the province of British Columbia.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-660-0584
Email Address: 
admininfo@bccdc.ca
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Fax Number: 
604-660-6066
Street Address: 
655 12th Ave W
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5Z 4R4
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