Hamilton, ON — For the first time, governmental and non-governmental organizations have partnered to pool together their health information resources online. The result is the Canadian Health Network (CHN) website, a comprehensive source of health promotion and injury prevention information for Canadians.
With up-to-date and reliable data that’s easy to understand, CHN combines the expertise of more than 1,100 health information providers. These include the Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), national, provincial and territorial non-profit organizations, as well as universities, hospitals, libraries and community organizations.
CHN is funded and developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada partner organizations. The information on the site is organized by 25 major health topics, each of which is managed by an affiliate organization specializing in that particular area. For example as CHN’s Workplace Health affiliate, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), provides all workplace health information. The Centre is responsible for selecting, developing and evaluating resources for the Workplace Health section of the site.
To raise awareness of health and wellness issues in your workplace, send the CHN link to managers, supervisors and employees. Anyone with access to the Internet will find authoritative, up-to-date information on workplace health, active living, AIDS/HIV, alternative health, cancer, determinants of health, environmental health, healthy eating, injury prevention, sexuality/reproductive health, and many more topics relating to health, safety and well-being.
CHN is bilingual, non-commercial, and free-of-charge. The information is organized by topic and group categories that make searching quick and easy. A list of more than 40 Frequently Asked Questions on healthy workplaces makes a handy printout for employees. CHN also offers free subscriptions to its twice-monthly newsletter, Healthlink, for anyone who wants to quickly scan new articles, events and health tips.
Visit CHN at www.canadian-health-network.ca.