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The Atlantis: Issues Now On-line

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The Atlantis is pleased to offer free full text downloads of 2 special topic issues which  have been sold out in print form. They are: vol. 27.2 - "Health Panic and Women's Health" / "Women's Exercise of Political Power: Building Leadership in Atlantic Canada"; and vol. 29.2 - "Indigenous Women: The State of Our Nations."  Atlantis is published twice a year by the Institute for the Study of Women, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia .

The Last Straw! A Board Game on the Social Determinants of Health

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The Last Straw! is a fun and exciting teaching tool on the social determinants of health. The game has three objectives: -to promote discussion about the social determinants of health; -to help players build empathy with marginalized people and gain an awareness of players' own social location; -to encourage learning in a fun and supportive environment.

In keeping with current research on the social determinants of health, socioeconomic status is a primary determinant of health in this game, as are race, gender, sexual orientation and other factors.

Feedback consistently demonstrates that players gain a better understanding of the social determinants of health and the interplay between forces at individual and community levels. Both players and facilitators ("Game Masters") report having a great time playing the game.

The Last Straw! is being sold as a not-for-profit venture.

Perception Magazine: Poverty Issue

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The complete Poverty issue of Perception Magazine is now online, with pieces about national and provincial anti-poverty strategies, an article by Rob Rainer about a poverty-free Canada by the year 2020, a report by John Stapleton about why it's so tough to get ahead, an article on social data by Alanna Petroff, and much more. 

Thinking Pink

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Pink ribbon fundraisers and and pink ribbon merchandise are everywhere. On this Outfront podcast, breast cancer survivor Roseanne Cohen asks us to reconsider the colour and the campaign.

Gender and Health The Effects of Constrained Choices and Social Policies

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Gender and Health is the first book to examine how men’s and women’s lives and their physiology contribute to differences in their health. In a thoughtful synthesis of diverse literatures, the authors demonstrate that modern societies’ health problems ultimately involve a combination of policies, personal behavior, and choice. The book is designed for researchers, policymakers, and others who seek to understand how the choices of individuals, families, communities, and governments contribute to health. It can inform men and women at each of these levels how to better integrate health implications into their everyday decisions and actions.  More information on ordering this book is available on-line.

Around the Kitchen Table: Combating the spread of HIV/AIDS in Aboriginal communities

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It has long been known that British Columbia's Aboriginal women face a disproportionate number of health and social challenges, and are at an increasingly high risk for contracting HIV.

The BC Centre for Disease Control, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, has been helping combat this issue with Around the Kitchen Table, a project model which fosters traditional teaching activities by combining them with HIV/AIDS education. Now, Around the Kitchen Table is launching an educational DVD and accompanying training materials that provide this innovative prototype across the province at a particularly crucial time.

The Around the Kitchen Table project aims to empower Aboriginal women, with an emphasis on those living in remote communities, to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS by reinstating women's traditional roles and joining them in a community network of support and education. The Chee Mamuk program offers "train the trainer" sessions, and/or online and DVD instruction so Aboriginal communities can run their own Around the Kitchen Table sessions, utilizing their own traditions and local resources to educate and inform participants.

Spring 2008 edition of Health of the Nation: A Population Health Perspective

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The Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) of the Canadian Institute for Health Information is pleased to provide you with a copy of the Spring 2008 edition of Health of the Nation: A Population Health Perspective.  The aim of the newsletter is to expand pan-Canadian understanding of population health research, policy and knowledge exchange by promoting CPHI activities across the country. This e-newsletter is broadly distributed to policy- and decision-makers, researchers and advocates throughout Canada.

This edition features the launch of Improving the Health of Canadians:  Mental Health, Delinquency and Crime, the second of three reports in CPHI's mental health series to be published over a period of 18 months.

Complimentary access to the newsletter and this report is available on-line.

Social Determinants of Health for LGBTTTIQ People Pamphlets

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The Rainbow Health Network has developed a pamphlet : What are the Social Determinants of Health for LGBTTTIQ People?  The pamphlet can be downloaded in English or French.

Dissonant Disabilities: Women with Chronic Illnesses Explore Their Lives

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Edited by Diane Driedger & Michelle OwenSpring 2008

This much-needed collection of original articles invites the reader to examine the key issues in the lives of women with chronic illnesses. The authors explore how society reacts to women with chronic illness and how women living with chronic illness cope with the uncertainty of their bodies in a society that desires certainty. Additionally, issues surrounding women with chronic illness in the workplace and the impact of chronic illness on women*s relationships are sensitively considered. 

More information on ordering Dissonant Disabilities:Women with Chronic Illnesses Explore Their Lives is available on-line.

According to the FMSQ Bill C-848 may bring Canada back several decades and reopen a debate that was ended 20 years ago

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The Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec (FMSQ) denounce Bill C-484 (Unborn Victims of Crime Act) to amend the Criminal Code so that charges can be laid in all cases causing the death of an unborn child. This could, implicitly, give legal standing to the fetus, which has none under the current legislation.  Bill C-484 passed second reading on March 5, 2008 in a climate of virtually total indifference. If Bill C-484 passes, it could open the door to all kinds of demands or legal proceedings calling for the recriminalization of abortion. It is clear that, under such circumstances, health professionals, including many medical specialists could, ipso facto, find themselves in the dock.  The FMSQ calls for support on their website.

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