From coast-to-coast: Trusted information about children’s health
AboutKidsHealth.ca provides child health information in English, French, and Chinese through a national partnership
TORONTO - In partnership with BC Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, and IWK Health Centre in Halifax, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, is building a coast-to-coast collaboration in children’s health information through AboutKidsHealth.ca, a website that provides families with current, evidence-based and trusted information about children’s health.
Together with its partners, AboutKidsHealth.ca is creating a standardized national library of child health information that will be available online, in print, and as audio, video, and animated media. The AboutKidsHealth.ca information is available on the websites of each of the partner hospitals. The partnership with IWK was established more than two years ago, and their legacy site will soon be updated with all the new content that launched today.
“Support from the Public Health Agency of Canada has enabled AboutKidsHealth.ca to extend our work by developing collaborations with paediatric hospitals across Canada,” said Dr. Ross Hetherington, Director of AboutKidsHealth.ca. “With support from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, we have been able to translate the site so that more Canadian families will have access to important information about children’s health and how to help keep their kids healthy and active.”
AboutKidsHealth.ca is the leading Canadian online source for trusted child health information, and has a scope and scale that is unique in the world. Developed by SickKids Learning Institute in collaboration with over 300 paediatric health specialists, the site provides parents, children, and community health care providers with evidence-based information about everyday health and complex medical conditions, from insect bites to adhd. AboutKidsHealth.ca adheres to rigorous quality standards for the creation and review of health information. For more information, please visit http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca.
For more information please contact:
AboutKidsHealth at The Hospital for Sick Children
Please visit www.aboutkidshealth.ca
IWK Health Centre
Please visit www.iwk.nshealth.ca
BC Children’s Hospital
Please visit www.bcchildrens.ca
Tina Tang, Communications
Children’s Hospital at London Health Services Centre
Please visit www.childrenshospitallhsc.ca
Tel: 519-685-8500, ext. 77642