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American Public Health Association
APHA has been influencing policies and setting priorities in public health for over 125 years. Throughout its history it has been in the forefront of numerous efforts to prevent disease and promote health.

British Columbia Injury Research and Prevention Unit
Our Mission: Make British Columbia a safe place by coordinating efforts, research and prevention that will significantly reduce injuries and their consequences

B.C. Research Institute on Children's and Women's Health
This partnership of the Children's & Women's Health Centre of British Columbia, the University of British Columbia and the community was established in July 1995 to promote and support research that advances the health of children, youth, women and their families.

Canada's Community Access Program
A Government of Canada initiative, administered by Industry Canada, that aims to provide Canadians with affordable public access to the Internet and the skills they need to use it effectively.

Canadian Institute of Child Health
For 25 years, the CICH has acted as a dedicated voice for children, improving their health and well-being. We work to ensure that this goal is met through our many publications and resources for parents and health professionals.

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.

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Site
At CDC, we work hard to make people safer and healthier. By charting decisive courses of action, collecting the right information, and working closely with other health and community organizations, CDC has been putting science into action to tackle important health problems since 1946.

Fraser Health Authority
On December 12, 2001 three health regions -- known as Fraser Valley, Simon Fraser and South Fraser -- merged to form the Fraser Health Authority. With a staff of 20,000, and a budget of $1.4 billion, we are well positioned to provide quality hospital and community health care for the residents of the Fraser Health Authority. Our goal is to provide our patients, residents, and clients with the right care in the right place.

Health Canada Online: A - Z
Extensive directory of excellent resources for community based health - for professionals and community members at large.

Health Promotion on the Internet
An online resource produced by Alison Sterling of Monash University.

Journal of Community Nursing (JCN)
This UK journal is available freely online. On this site you can view up to date articles from the current issues of the Journal as well as all the back issues! Also offers a discussion forum for nurses working or teaching in this field.

Midwifery, Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Breastfeeding
Useful information for both practicing and aspiring midwives, as well as for anyone who wants to learn more about this profession. Other sections inform pregnant women and new mothers about the care of newborns and themselves as young parents.

Ministry of Health Planning, BC
Official health related government site with documents, health service plans for all new BC Health Authorities, BC Health Guide, Strategies for Nurse Recruitment and Retention, Health Match BC and other provincial initatives.

Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Healthcare (RNO)
Offers the latest in peer-reviewed research and practice-related features for rural nurses and other health professionals. Experienced columnists present their thoughts and invite comments. Readers can join discussion groups for each featured article. This type of media allows fast replies to issues and greater contribution opportunities than are available in printed matter.

Public Health Agency of Canada
The goal of this organization is to promote and protect the health of Canadians through leadership, partnership, innovation and action in public health.

Self-Help Resource Center (Ontario)
Established in 1987 to promote self-help/mutual aid. Our goals are to increase awareness about self-help/mutual aid in the community and among helping professionals, and to facilitate the growth and development of self-help groups, networks and resources across Ontario.

Statistical Report on the Health of Canadians (1999)
Full Report Online from Health Canada. Excellent! This is the second version of the Statistical Report on the Health of Canadians. Like the original in 1996, this Report provides a comprehensive and detailed statistical overview of the health status of Canadians and the major determinants of that status.

Telehealth in Canada
From Industry Canada - Strategis, an useful resource on the current national state of telehealth and e-health initiatives.

Vancouver CommunityNet Association
Owns and operates a free, publicly accessible, non-commercial computer utility in the Lower Mainland of B.C. which provides a public space on the internet.




Nursing Informatics Integration for the BSN in Nursing Program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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