Links to Health Promotion websites
Alberta Cancer Board
Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research
Alberta Diabetes Foundation
Alberta Health and Wellness
Alberta Healthy Living Network
Alberta Lung Association
Alberta Mental Health Board
Alberta Public Health Association
Nechi Training, Research & Health Promotions Institute
University of Alberta's Centre for Health Promotion Studies
Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre
Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Canadian Diabetes Association
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Canadian Women's Health Network
Charity Village, Sport & Recreation Section
Dietitians of Canada
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Hospital for Sick Children - About Kids HealthSaskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit
University of Toronto, Centre for Health Promotion
Women's Health Matters
Heart Foundation of Australia
Victorian Government Health Information (Australia)
University of Queensland, School of Population Health
World Health Organization
The Alberta Cancer Board coordinates all cancer research, prevention and treatment programs in the province. Its services include cancer prevention and screening, public education, diagnosis and treatment, and basic and applied research.
The Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research (ACICR) is a provincial organization committed to advancing the impact of prevention, emergency response, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries in Alberta. The Centre is an internationally designated Affiliate Support Centre of the World Health Organization Safe Community Network.
Alberta Diabetes Foundation is a not-for-profit, charitable organization founded in 1988. It funds cure-related research at the Alberta Diabetes Institute.
Alberta Health and Wellness is the provincial government ministry that oversees Alberta's healthy system.
The Alberta Healthy Living Network (AHLN) provides leadership for collaborative action to promote health and prevent chronic disease in Alberta. Through provincial leadership and the creation of a provincial framework for healthy living, the AHLN will coordinate action strategies such as healthy public policy development, advocacy and facilitation of common messages to the public.
The Alberta Mental Health Board (AMHB) is a provincial health board that receives its mandate from and reports to the Minister of Alberta Health and Wellness. In its role of advancing mental health for Alberta, the AMHB is involved in numerous initiatives, including advocacy, policy advice, working with the regional health authorities and stakeholders in the implementation of the Provincial Mental Health Plan, and collaborating with inter-provincial, national and international partners.
The Alberta Public Health Association is a provincial not-for-profit association that strengthens the impact of those who promote and protect the health of the public by speaking out for health, advocating on issues that affect health, and facilitating educational and networking opportunities.
Society is Canada's only not-for-profit organization dedicated to
providing and promoting arthritis education, community support, and
research-based solutions to the more than four million Canadians living with
Healthy U gives Albertans access to current, evidence-based information about healthy choices and factors that affect health. This site provides information on active living, healthy eating, workplace health and community health.
The Lung Association, Alberta &NWT chapter's mandate is to raise funds in support of advocacy, community health education programs and professional education, and lung health research in Alberta and NWT.
The Nechi Training, Research & Health Promotions Institute's philosophy is founded upon the spirituality of Aboriginal peoples for our collective well being. It is through the Aboriginal way of knowing, healing and learning, that Aboriginal people master our challenges and determine our destinies. Nechi Institute offers in-house and off-site training programs in the following areas: addictions counselling, program management, and community wellness.
The University of Alberta's Centre for Health Promotion Studies is committed to interdisciplinary research and graduate education to advance knowledge and theory development, practice, and policy in Health Promotion through community and academic partnerships.
Other provincial and national websites
The Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre conducts and facilitates health promotion research that influences policy and contributes to the health and well-being of Atlantic Canadians.
The Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine (CASM) is a non-profit organization of physicians interested in sport medicine. The academy includes physicians committed to excellence in the practice of medicine as it applies to all aspects of physical activity. Their mission is to be a leader in advancing the art and science of sport medicine, including health promotion and disease prevention, for the benefit of all Canadians through programs of education, research, and service.
The goal of the Canadian Diabetes Association's website is to become the online resource for people with, and affected by, diabetes and for healthcare professionals treating those affected by the disease.
The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) provides Canadians with essential statistics and analysis about their health and their health care system. CIHI is a source of information for those seeking answers to critical questions around the performance of the Canadian health system, the delivery of health care, and the status of Canadians’ health.
The Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN) is a network of individuals, groups, organizations and institutions concerned with women's health. The CWHN recognizes the importance of information sharing, education and advocacy for women's health and equality.
Charity Village is an on-line service centre dedicated to encouraging, supporting and servicing Canada's 200,000 charities and non-profit organizations, including an on-line directory. To go to their Sports and Recreation section, click here.
The Dietitians of Canada is the nation-wide voice of dietitians - the most trusted source of information on food and nutrition for Canadians. The Dietitians of Canada brings the knowledge and skills of its members together to influence decisions that affect food, nutrition and health. They now have a news room on their website, available at www.dietitians.ca/news/index.html.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation aims to improve the health of Canadians by preventing and reducing disability and death from heart disease and stroke through research, health promotion and advocacy.
The Hospital for Sick Children has produced "About Kids Health" to provide families with trusted information on child development, common health problems, and health care. It includes "Health A to Z", a "Just for Kids" section, and specific resource centres for various conditions, such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Diabetes, Brain Tumours, Heart Conditions, and Pain.
Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit is a two-university, interdisciplinary research unit committed to policy relevant, community sensitive research on population health determinants.
The University of Toronto, Centre for Health Promotion, established in 1989, is a community-academic partnership. The Centre is committed to excellence in education, evaluation and research. In a multi-disciplinary, collaborative context it activates, develops and evaluates innovative health promotion approaches in Canada and abroad.
The Heart Foundation of Australia is a effective non-profit health organization dedicated to improving the heart health of Australians.
The Victorian Government Health Information in Australia focuses on improving the health and well-being of whole populations. The Public Health Group has responsibility for policy development, funding, monitoring, and legislation in relation to a wide range of prevention services.
The University of Queensland, School of Population Health is one of the major centres of population health research and training in the Asia-Pacific region. Located in the City of Brisbane, widely regarded as Australia’s “most liveable city”, the School is extremely well positioned to foster collaborative research and training opportunities with neighbouring Asia and Pacific countries. The School has an established international reputation for research and teaching excellence in epidemiology, evidence based health care, Indigenous health, tropical health and Nutrition.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations specialized agency for health. Its objective, as set out in its constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.