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Arbor Nutrition Gyide
Rich resource site devoted to nutritional knowledge for health professionals and the general public.

Association for Community Health Improvement
ACHI is the premier, national individual membership association for community health, healthy communities and community benefit. It is a peer networking and educational resource for those working in hospitals and health centers, public health, community organizations, philanthropy, and more.

Canadian Institute of Child Health
Founded in 1977, CICH is the only national charitable organization dedicated solely to improving the health of children and youth in Canada.

Canadian Women's Health Network
Officially launched in May, 1993 by women representing over 70 organizations from every province and territory. Based on the visions, hopes and needs of women working in the women's health movement, the CWHN emerged from the generous dedication of health care workers, educators, advocates, consumers and other Canadians committed to sharing information, resources and strategies to better women's health.

Centre for Health Promotion
From the University of Toronto. Its mission is to conduct research and educational activities as well as to provide service in the field of health promotion, defined as "the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health".

Health Promotion Agency UK
Our aim is to provide leadership and strategic direction to all those involved in promoting health. Priority areas of work include nutrition, physical activity, drug and alcohol misuse, smoking, mental health and sexual health. We are committed to reducing the incidence of coronary heart disease and cancers.

Health Promotion Hot Links
Useful international resources and links from Health Promotion Consultant, Alison Stirling.

Health Promotion International
Papers published in Health Promotion International highlight innovations from various sectors including education, health services, employment, legislation, the media, industry and community networks. Articles describe not only theories and concepts, research projects and policy formulation, but also planned and spontaneous activities, organizational change, and social development.

Health Promotion Online
Encouraging Canadians to take a more active role in their health is one way that Health Canada helps the people of Canada maintain and improve their health. Health Canada has many useful health promotion resources and guides that will aid health professionals and community leaders.

Institute of Health Promotion Research (UBC)
The IHPR's program of research and education supports the development of international, national, provincial, and local efforts that will enable people and communities to gain greater control over the determinants of their health and quality of life. The research examines the social, behavioural, and environmental determinants of health and the factors that predispose, enable, and reinforce individual and collective actions in relation to these determinants. Research projects include policy analyses, epidemiological study of social and behavioural causes of health and disease or injury, design and evaluation of innovative approaches to bring about change in these factors, and studies of the implementation and diffusion of these innovations by policy makers, institutions, agencies, communities, practitioners, and populations.

The Community Toolbox
Created and maintained by the University of Kansas Work Group on Health Promotion and Community Development in Lawrence, KS, and AHEC/Community Partners in Amherst, Massachusetts. Currently, the core of the Tool Box is the "how-to tools." These how-to sections use simple, friendly language to explain how to do the different tasks necessary for community health and development. For instance, there are sections on leadership, strategic planning, community assessment, advocacy, grant writing, and evaluation to give just a few examples. Each section includes a description of the task, advantages of doing it, step-by-step guidelines, examples, checklists of points to review, and training materials.

Tools of Change
Proven Methods for Promoting Health and Environmental Citizenship.This Canadian web site, founded on the principles of community-based social marketing, offers specific tools, case studies, and a planning guide for helping people take actions and adopt habits that promote health and/or are more environmentally-friendly. Our tools will help you include in your programs the best practices of many other programs - practices that have already been successful in changing people's behaviour.

UNICEF'S Voices of Youth
You can take part in an electronic discussion about the future as we face the 21st century. We invite you to discuss with us how this world can become a place where the rights of every child are protected, that is, the right to live in peace, to have decent shelter, to be healthy and well-nourished, to have clean water, to play, to go to school, and to be protected from violence, abuse and exploitation.

Nursing Informatics Integration for the BSN in Nursing Program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Design & Content by June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c) - 1999 - 2008
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