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Reducing health inequities: the contribution of core public health services in BC

Author(s): Bernadette (Bernie) Pauly, Marjorie MacDonald, Trevor Hancock Wanda Martin and Kathleen Perkin

Date: 06/2013

Source: BMC Public Health 2013, 13:550

Summary:
This paper describes a program of research focusing on the contribution of public health to reducing health inequities in British Columbia,Canada.

Perinatal Outcomes of Uninsured Immigrant, Refugee and Migrant Mothers and Newborns Living in Toronto, Canada

Author(s): Karline Wilson-Mitchell and Joanna Anneke Rummens

Date: 05/2013

Source: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(6), 2198-2213

Summary:
This retrospective study explored the relationships between insurance status and various perinatal outcomes.

Moving Forward: Advancing the Economic Security of Immigrant Women in Canada.

Author(s): Diane Elizabeth Hill

Date: 05/2013

Source: Women’s Economic Council, 2011

Summary:
A report descrbing the barriers that immigrant women are facing in Canada and recommendations to adress these issues.

Vitamin D Insufficiency and Bone Mineral Status in a Population of Newcomer Children in Canada

Author(s): Hassanali Vatanparast , Christine Nisbet and Brian Gushulak

Date: 05/2013

Source: Nutrients 2013, 5, 1561-1572;

Summary:
This stugy examined the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and inadequacy in newcomer immigrant and refugee children in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Developing population interventions with migrant women for maternal-child health: a focused ethnography

Author(s): Anita J Gagnon, Franco Carnevale, Praem Mehta, Hélène Rousseau and Donna E Stewart

Date: 05/2013

Source: BMC Public Health 2013, 13:471

Summary:
This study was carried out to determine: 1) what processes are used by migrant women to respond to maternal-child health and psychosocial concerns during the early months and years after birth; 2) which of these enhance or impede their resiliency; and 3) which population interventions they suggest best respond to these concerns.

Acculturation and obesity among migrant populations in high income countries – a systematic review

Author(s): Maryam Delavari, Anders Larrabee Sønderlund, Boyd Swinburn, David Mellor and Andre Renzaho

Date: 05/2013

Source: BMC Public Health 2013, 13:458

Summary:
The objective of this study is to systematically review the evidence on the relationship between acculturation - as measured with a standardized acculturation scale - and overweight/obesity among adult migrants from low/middle countries to high income countries.

Learning From Others: Health Equity Strategies and Initiatives From Canadian Regional Health Authorities

Author(s): Denise Kouri

Date: 05/2013

Source: Wellesley Institute

Summary:
This paper was commissioned by the Wellesley Institute as part of its Health Equity Roadmap project. Wellesley has been much involved in developing strategy and planning resources for Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), other government Ministries and agencies, providers, community networks and other stakeholders in Ontario. It wants to build on lessons learned from the work of Regional Health Authorities outside Ontario in addressing health disparities.

Examining the “Healthy Immigrant Effect” for Mental Health in Canada

Author(s): Farah Islam

Date: 05/2013

Source: UTMJ • Volume 90, Number 4,

Summary:
This paper is a literature review examining the evidence for and against the existence of the “healthy immigrant effect” for mental health in Canada, a phenomenon where the foreign-born population has better levels of mental health compared to the national-born population.

Using geographic methods to inform cancer screening interventions for South Asians in Ontario, Canada.

Author(s): Aisha K Lofters, Piotr Gozdyra and Rebecca Lobb

Date: 04/2013

Source: BMC Public Health 2013, 13:395

Summary:
This paper describes the use of visual displays of spatial analyses to identify the most appropriate small geographic areas in which to pilot targeted cancer screening interventions for Ontario's South Asian community.

Cross-cultural French adaptation and validation of the Impact On Family Scale (IOFS).

Author(s): Raphaël Boudas, Jérémie Jégu, Bruno Grollemund, Elvire Quentel, Anne Danion-Grilliat and Michel Velten

Date: 04/2013

Source: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2013, 11:67

Summary:
The IOFS (Impact On Family Scale) questionnaire is a useful instrument to assess the impact of chronic childhood conditions on general family quality of life. As this instrument was not validated in French, the author of this study proposed to translate, adapt and validate the IOFS questionnaire for clinical and research use in French-speaking populations.


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