Rural, Remote and Northern Women's Health

The Centres of Excellence for Women’s Health recently released the final report from a two-year study on the health of rural, remote and Northern women. The report 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 from the territories in Canada were consulted during the study process. Rural, Remote and Northern Women's Health - Policy and Research Directions (Summary Report; Centres of Excellence for Women’s Health, June 2004) is available online.