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Rural, Remote and Northern Women's Health
Policy and Research Directions
Final Summary Report

Press Release - June 8, 2004

Canada's health system failing women in rural and remote regions

Largest Canadian study on rural women's health finds urban solutions do not address rural problems

The Centres of Excellence for Women's Health today released the final report from a two-year study on the health of rural, remote and Northern women. This is the largest qualitative study in Canada to date to address the health concerns of this important community.

Rural, Remote and Northern Women's Health includes data collected from focus groups and workshops with women from diverse communities across Canada, including fishers and farmers, and from Aboriginal, Francophone and Anglophone communities from coast to coast to coast. The report also draws on data collected from a National Consultation meeting held in Saskatoon (2003). More than 200 women from rural, remote and Northern regions in every province and the territories in Canada were consulted during the study process.

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This page is still under construction. Currently the Report is available for download in PDF format. You require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the files. Soon alternative versions will be made available online.

Complete Summary Report (7.6 MB PDF) 
Executive Summary (3.2 MB PDF) 
Annotate Bibliography of the French Literature - Section D (2.6 MB PDF)
A Literature Review and Thematic Bibliography Section - E (2.5 MB PDF) 
Results from Francophone Focus Groups with Women in Rural and Remote Communities in Canada - Section F (2.5 MB PDF) 
Results from Focus Groups Conducted in English with Women Living in Rural and Remote Communities in Canada - Section G (2.5 MB PDF) 
Rapport sommaire (6.4 MB PDF)
Résumé (2.3 MB PDF)
Bibliographie commenteé des écrits de langue français - D (2.6 MB PDF)
Une revue de la littérature et une bibliographie thématique - E (2.5 MB PDF)
Synthèse des résultats des groupes de réflexion des femmes francophones en milieux rural et éloigné - F (2.5 MB PDF)
Résultats des groupes de réflexion tenus en anglais auprè des femmes habitant les collectivités rurales et éloignées au Canada - G (2.5 MB PDF)

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