A Critical Element of U.S. Health Care Reform That is Being Ignored

With round-the-clock coverage of U.S. health care reform and thousands of journalists, commentators, “experts” and bloggers who dissect every word that key policymakers say or write about the issue, it is amazing that any part of the proposed reforms could be ignored altogether. But that …

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Evaluation Of "My Baby And Me" Infant Passport

Principal Organization: St. Michael’s Hospital Young Parents No Fixed Address Work Group Authors: Catherine Moravac, BSc, Merry Little, RN, MSc, ACNP, Alice Gorman, BScN, Rosanne Nisenbaum, BA, MA, PhD, Darlene Dzendoletas, BSW, MSW, Rebecca Fortin, BA, MHSC Participants: Underhoused, homeless or street-involved pregnant women under …

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Evaluation Of "My Baby And Me" Infant Passport Key Messages

Principal Organization: St. Michael’s Hospital Young Parents No Fixed Address Work Group Authors: Catherine Moravac, BSc, Merry Little, RN, MSc, ACNP, Alice Gorman, BScN, Rosanne Nisenbaum, BA, MA, PhD, Darlene Dzendoletas, BSW, MSW, Rebecca Fortin, BA, MHSC Participants: Underhoused, homeless or street-involved pregnant women under age 27 who …

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New report shows that income and age are important factors for cancer care for women

Today marked the release of the POWER Study Cancer Chapter, part of a provincial Report on women's health which can be used as an evidence-based tool to help policy-makers, health care providers and consumers improve the health of, and reducing inequities among the women of …

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Can't find a home? Discrimination in housing fueled by recession

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released its latest annual report, with a strong focus on discrimination in housing. While everyone is affected by the current recession, not everyone is affected equally. Even before the recession, discrimination in housing was being fueled by a province-wide …

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Not much of a national housing summit today without the feds at the table…

The federal decision to boycott today’s national housing summit in St Johns, NL (the second time in two years that the federal housing minister has refused to meet with provincial and territorial counterparts) left the remaining summiteers without much to say or do. There is …

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Engaging the Community in HIA

The Wellesley Institute promotes community engagement in various areas, as it is essential for effective reform of public policy. It is crucial that community engagement reflect the diversity of the population, including marginalized groups. HIA could benefit enormously from a community engagement component since the …

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