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The Cochrane Collaboration/The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit and independent organization dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of health care readily available worldwide. It produces and dissemin...
College of Nurses of Ontario
The College is the governing body for 160,000 Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. The College regulates nursing in the public interest and sets requirements to enter the profession, establishes ...
European Union
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europe. It was established by the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993 upon the foundations of the pre-existing European Econo...
History & Policy
History & Policy: * Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking. * Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today. * Increases the influence of historical research over cu...
Hospital Employees' Union
HEU, the B.C. Health Services Division of CUPE and B.C.'s largest health care union, represents 46,000 health workers in acute care, long-term care and community services. HEU is active on health policy issues; women's rights; pay...
Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS)
OANHSS is a provincial association that has represented non-profit providers of long-term care, services and housing for seniors for over 90 years. Members operate over 27,000 long-term care beds and over 5,000 seniors' housing un...
Ontario Nurses' Association
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is the union representing 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals and more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, publi...
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, art...

News Releases

ADCO Launches Province-wide Fundraiser for Children's Hospitals
2013-05-07
Association of Day Care Operators of Ontario (ADCO)
Members of the Association of the Association of Day Care Operators of Ontario, staff and children host ADCO Walkathon events to raise funds for children's hospitals across the province.
Candidates, MLAs back area nurses in their drive to protect patients
2013-05-09
BC Nurses' Union
VIHA scheme to cut nurses at NRGH comes under fire at Nanaimo all-candidates meeting
Experts advise WHO on pandemic vaccine policies and strategies
2009-10-30
World Health Organization
The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization, which advises WHO on policies and strategies for vaccines and immunization, devoted a session of its 27#29 October meeting to pandemic i...
Federal Budget a disappointment to nurses, patients, families
2013-03-22
BC Nurses' Union
Harper Conservatives fail to provide any leadership to protect and improve public healthcare in Canada
Food for Thought Symposium Attracts World Renowned Experts
2009-01-29
Association of Local Public Health Agencies
alPHa Promoting Child Health by Advocating A Ban on Commercial Advertising of Food and Beverages Targeted to Children. Positive Benefits of Physical Activity Highlighted at Launch of 2009 Great Waterf...
Illness cost of air pollution underscores need for lung health action plan: The Lung Association
2008-08-13
Canadian Lung Association
The National Illness Cost of Air Pollution (ICAP) study, released today by the Canadian Medical Association, is clear evidence that action is required on air pollution and that a national strategy for...
Medical Reform Group of Ontario position on fee dispute
2009-04-13
Medical Reform Group of Ontario
Public Health Forum Brings Together Public Health and Planners to Build Ideas for Healthier Communities
2010-09-27
Ontario Public Health Association
The OPHA Fall Forum, September 28 -29, will bring together public health professionals, politicians, and planners to take action on the built environment to create healthier, more equitable and more s...
Public Health students examine the disease of Occupation, joined by founder of Physicians for Human Rights - Israel
2011-03-17
Public Health Social Justice Collective
Graduate students from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health are calling for discussion on the ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories. The Public Health Social Justice Collective challenges me...
Radiation Safety Institute of Canada Comments on Latest Radon Findings by Health Canada .
2012-08-24
Radiation Safety Institute of Canada
On the basis of radon tests in some 14,000 homes and buildings across Canada, Health Canada scientists have found that many more homes than expected from previous surveys have radon levels above Canad...
Withdraw coercive flu shot policy: nurses
2012-11-14
BC Nurses' Union
The BC Nurses' Union is demanding BC health employers immediately withdraw their punitive policy on flu shots for healthcare workers, in light of scientific reviews questioning the credibility of the ...

Sources Select Resources

Abandoning the Public Interest
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2000
The neo-liberal drive to cut red tape is costing lives. Exposing the hidden costs of deregulation and privatization.
Connexions Library: Health Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on health.
Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak
Wallace, Rob
Article
2015
Independent Science News
Wallace describes the rise of Ebola, connecting its outbreak to capital-driven shifts in land and changes in the agroeconomic context.
One latrine at a time
Liberia's president is unusually frank as she agrees that toilets are fundamental to creating a healthier country
George, Rose
Article
2012
The Guardian
Diarrhoea kills more children than HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria combined – and its main cause is food and water contaminated with human waste. Liberia's president is trying to change all that. ...
Population health
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Population health has been defined as the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group.
Public health
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, commu...
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...

Sources Bookshelf

Betrayal of Trust
The Collapse of Global Public Health
Garrett, Laurie
Book
2000
The story of recent failings of public health systems across the globe.
Doubt is their Product
How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens Your Health
Michaels, David (ed.)
Book
2008
Reveals how the tobacco industry's duplicitious tactics spawned a multimillion-dollar industry that is dismantling public health safeguards. Offers concrete, workable suggestions for how it can be res...
Private Profits vs Public Policy
The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State
Lexchin, Joel
Book
2016
According to Joel Lexchin, "Given the central role that medicines play in keeping us healthy, it is essential that we understand the policy environment that governs drug development, from the initial ...

Media

Canadian Journal of Medical Radiation Technology
Issues and developments in the field of medical radiation technology.
Canadian Journal of Public Health
Scientific, peer-reviewed articles on a broad range of public health topics in the areas of health promotion and protection, disease prevention and public health policy.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Health Canada
Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
The Ministry is leading the health system into the new millennium with a consumer-centred and decentralized structure that will better manage health resources. Integration of the Ministry's activitie...


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