Nursing Publications

Title

Closing the Gap: Rural Women's Organizations and Rural Women's Health in Canada

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2010

Journal

Ontario Women's Health Network E-Bulletin

Volume

Spring/Summer 2010

Issue

Spring/Summer 2010

First Page

1

Last Page

14

Abstract

This OWHN EBulletin is a synopsis of Closing the Gap a project of the Rural Women Making Change Research Alliance that addressed the unique and often under researched issues women in rural communities experience. Rural women are disproportionately affected by worse health outcomes that are caused in part by issues of poverty and inaccessible health and social services. This EBulletin will look at how Rural Women’s Organizations (RWOs) fill the needed gap in services, but also how issues of cutbacks to RWOs in particular negatively affect the health of rural women in Canada.