Author Archives: Nancy Poole

Women, Girls and Prescription Medication – Report

This report describes research about the use of prescription pain medications by girls and women, focussing on the links to experiences of trauma and chronic pain. The goal of the research was to provide a foundation for identifying program and policy … Continue reading

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Repairing the Holes in the Net: Research Summary

Repairing the Holes in the Net was a 2 year research and system change initiative to improve policy and practice related to care and support for northern women experiencing homelessness, mental health and substance use concerns. In each of the … Continue reading

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Women and Prescription Pain Medications Infographic

This resource was developed as part of a project funded by the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse. View the Fact Sheet opioid, oxycontin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, vicodin, morphine, codeine, prescription pain medication

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Harm Reduction and Pregnancy: Community-based Approached to Prenatal Substance Use in Western Canada

This resource was developed following a panel held at the HerWay Home Community Conference on September 29, 2014. The conference was generously supported by the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. This resource provides a short introduction to harm reduction approaches during pregnancy and uses … Continue reading

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Making it Better: Gender Transformative Health Promotion

Edited by Lorraine Greaves, Ann Pederson and Nancy Poole The book explores the ways in which gendered norms affect health and social equity for all human beings, and invites us to rethink conventional approaches to health promotion and to strive … Continue reading

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Substance Use During Pregnancy: An Overview of Key Canadian Policy and Practice Areas

Canada FASD Research Network’s Action Team on Prevention from A Women’s Health Determinants Perspective Legislation, social policy and health care and child welfare practices can contribute significantly to effective care and support for women who use substances during pregnancy. This … Continue reading

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First Nations Women’s Healing: Moving from Hardship to Resilience

This Photovoice project was an entry point to developing a deeper understanding of the experiences of women who are concerned about their health, their family, and their culture. Their images and words reflect an understanding of health and healing based … Continue reading

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Alcohol and Pregnancy Warning Signage Fact Sheet

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Alcohol and Pregnancy: Warning Signage Information Kit for Local Governments in British Columbia, 2014

Prepared for the Ministry of Health by Gerald Thomas, Okanagan Research and Nancy Poole, BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. This resource includes a discussion of the forms and types of messages that can be provided via FASD prevention signs, … Continue reading

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FASD Prevention: Taking a Relational Approach: The Importance of Timely and Supportive Connections for Women

  This information sheet has been prepared for decision makers, health system planners and service providers interested in improving care for women at risk of having a child affected by FASD. It has been prepared by members of the Canada … Continue reading

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Evaluation of FASD Prevention and FASD Support Programs: An Introductory Guide

British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2014. This guide is a companion resource to the www.fasd-evaluation.ca website. The website includes evaluation frameworks, methods, tools, and indicators of success to support the work of community-based FASD prevention programs for … Continue reading

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Mapping Evaluation of FASD Programs

These maps are intended to help program staff, planners and funders to more easily identify the aspects of programs that contribute to positive client and community outcomes and the range of outcomes that can result from or be associated with certain approaches and program activities. They … Continue reading

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Evaluation of FASD Prevention and FASD Support Programs Using Program Philosophy as a Foundation for Evaluation

British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2014. This guide is a companion resource to the fasd-evaluation.ca website. The website includes evaluation frameworks, methods, tools, and indicators of success to support the work of community-based FASD prevention programs for women who are pregnant … Continue reading

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10 fundamental Components of FASD Prevention from a Women’s Health Determinants Perspective

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Preventing FASD Through Providing Addictions Treatment and Related Support for First Nations and Inuit Women in Canada

This information sheet summarizes the findings of an exploratory study undertaken in 2008 by researchers at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, with participation of treatment providers and health system planners responsible for programming serving First Nations … Continue reading

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Tools for Facilitators of Girls’ Empowerment Groups

These info sheets have been developed by researchers at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH), in collaboration with Girls Action Foundation. They are intended to support the work of facilitators of girls’ empowerment groups. Girls, Alcohol and Depression: … Continue reading

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Women and Tobacco: A Casebook

This casebook is intended for a range of audiences and can be used in a number of ways. Health and social service providers looking for ways to expand their practices or to gain a stronger understanding of women and tobacco issues will find an introduction … Continue reading

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Couples and Smoking: What You Need to Know When You are Pregnant

This is a self-help booklet for pregnant women who smoke. In this booklet you will learn how routines, habits, and ways of interacting with your partner influence smoking. Understanding how smoking is influenced by others and everyday routines is an important first step … Continue reading

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Double Exposure: A Better Practices Review on Alcohol Interventions During Pregnancy

Prepared by Tessa Parkes, Nancy Poole, Amy Salmon, Lorraine Greaves, and Cristine Urquhart, 2008. This report is a review of evidence from peer-reviewed literature on the topic of interventions aimed at supporting women to reduce their use of alcohol in … Continue reading

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