Publications: Health Promotion

Conversation Starters on Healthy Living for Facilitators of Girls’ Empowerment Groups

These three discussion guides have been developed by researchers at the Centre for Excellence for Women’s Health (CEWH), in collaboration with Girls Action Foundation. They are intended to accompany the Take Care toolkit for girls’ empowerment group facilitators and can be helpful in starting discussions about girls’ health and wellness. They can be downloaded here and featured in girls’ spaces. Developed with the financial support of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Healthy Eating is a Girls’ Issue!

 

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Physical Activity is a Girls’ Issue!

 

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Substance Use is a Girls’ Issue!

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“I love it because you could just be yourself” – A Study of Girls’ Perspectives on Girls’ Groups and Healthy Living

girls-group_final-report-2012The British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health partnered with the Girls Action Foundation, and researchers from the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence, York University and the University of Montreal on a study of Girls’ Perspectives on Girls’ Groups and Healthy Living.

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How Girls’ Groups Can Promote Health

Promising Practices for Girls' GroupsThis resource was developed by the BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and the Girls Action Foundation following a research project on the ways girls’ groups can support and promote healthy living.

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A Continuum of Approaches to Action on Gender and Health

A one-page illustration of different approaches to integrating gender in health promotion and their relationship to gender equity. View PDF

Framework for Gender Transformative Health Promotion

A one-page illustration of how health promotion can contribute to gender transformation to enhance both health and gender equity. View PDF

Planning Tool for Creating Gender Transformative Health Promotion Interventions

This planning tool helps health promotion practitioners identify the known or potential sex, gender, diversity and equity effects of a program, policy or research project. View PDF 

Gender Equity and Health Promotion Information Sheets

These two-page information sheets provide suggestions on applying principles of gender transformative health promotion to practice.

How Health Promotion Can Improve Gender Equity View PDF

How Tobacco Control Can Improve Gender Equity View PDF

How Community Physical Activity Programs Can Improve Gender Equity View PDF

Integrating Gender into Health Promotion – Workshop Exercises

These training tools apply the gender integration continuum to example areas in the health promotion field. Program examples are provided so that small groups can practice identifying elements according to the gender integration continuum.

Women and Stroke View PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women and Physical Activity View PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gender and Addiction View PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approaches to Integrating Gender into Health Promotion

This 30-minute presentation draws upon gender integration work by the World Health Organization and other international organizations. It introduces the concepts of “gender unequal,” “gender blind,” “gender sensitive,” “gender specific,” and “gender transformative” to help health promotion practitioners assess their current level of gender integration. View PDF

Gender Transformative Health Promotion: An Introduction

This 30-minute presentation examines the links between gender equity and health promotion and introduces a Framework for Gender Transformative Health Promotion. View PDF

Rethinking Women and Healthy Living in Canada

Rethinking Women and Healthy Living in CanadaBCCEWH, Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence, and Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health Editors: A. Pederson, M.J. Haworth-Brockman, B. Clow, H. Isfeld and A. Liwander, 2013

The BCCEWH, the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence have released a new women’s health resource entitled Rethinking Women and Healthy Living in Canada. The report, funded by Health Canada, is intended to generate an understanding of women and healthy living and to contribute to the development of evidence-informed responses to addressing challenges related to healthy living for women in Canada.

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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.

Cover - Girls, Alcohol and Depression (2013)Girls, Alcohol and Depression: A Backgrounder for Facilitators of Girls’ Empowerment Groups

 

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Cover - Girls Smoking and Stress (2013)Girls, Smoking and Stress: A Backgrounder for Facilitators of Girls’ Empowerment Groups

 

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Cover - Girls, Physical Activity and Culture (2013)Girls, Physical Activity and Culture: Tools for Facilitators of Girls’ Empowerment Groups

(In collaboration with the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS))

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Physical Activity for Marginalized Women in British Columbia: A Discussion Paper

Physical Activity for Marginalized Women Discussion Paper cvrPamela Ponic, Rehana Nanjijuma, Ann Pederson, Nancy Poole and Jenny Scott
BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health & ProMOTION Plus, 2011

BC Centre of Excellence in Women’s Health and ProMOTION Plus have conducted an environmental scan on Physical Activity for Marginalized Women in BC. Our aim in the scan was to learn more about the current context for and activities being facilitated to promote physical activity for marginalized women at provincial and local levels in BC.

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Gendering the National Framework Series (Vol.2): Girl-Centred Approaches to Prevention, Harm Reduction, and Treatment

Gendering Nat Framework Girl Centred cvrBritish Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) in partnership with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and the Universities of Saskatchewan and South Australia, 2010

This discussion guide explores four topics related to young women’s substance use: 1) patterns and trends in young women’s use, 2) sex differences in the health consequences of use, 3) gendered influences on substance use, and 4) examples of gender-informed and gender-specific programming.

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Gendering the National Framework Series (Vol.3): Mothering and Substance Use: Approaches to Prevention, Harm Reduction, and Treatment

Gendering Nat Framework Mothering and Substance Use cvrBritish Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) in partnership with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and the Universities of Saskatchewan and South Australia, 2010

This discussion guide explores four topics related to mothers and pregnant women with substance use problems: 1) stigma and public discourse, 2) barriers to treatment, 3) a guiding framework for practice, and 4) examples of Canadian mother-centred programming.

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You and Your Health: A Woman’s Guide

You and Your Health A Woman's Health GuideBC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2009

A guide to help women understand their health and what they can do to be healthier.

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The Health Benefits of Physical Activity for Girls and Women

Health Benefits Physical Activity for Girls and Women cvrColleen Reid, Lesley Dyck, Heather McKay and Wendy Frisby
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2000

This multi-disciplinary literature review explores the links between physical activity, inactivity, health and well-being for women and girls, including implications of physical activity for disease prevention, management and rehabilitation and the biological, psychological, social and cultural experience of being female in our society.

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