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The Primary Care Initiative has collected the following list of websites that provide reliable health information.

Alberta's Health System

Alberta Health provides health information about wellness and healthy living, nutrition, emergency health services, immunization, and much more.
Phone: Toll free in Alberta dial 310.0000 then 780.427.1432

Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan is the basic health insurance plan for Alberta resident to cover medically necessary hospital and health care services.
Phone: Toll free in Alberta dial 310.0000 then 780.427.1432

Alberta Health Services is responsible for the planning and delivery of health supports and services for Albertans.

Albertapatients is a website by the Alberta Medical Association where Albertans can participate in surveys, quick polls and online discussions about the things that matter to them in health care.

Health Canada
is the federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.

Primary Care Networks Program Management Office oversees and supports the development of Primary Care Networks in Alberta.
Phone: Toll free: 1.866.714.5724


Health Information and Resources

Active for Life is the place where parents go to learn about how to make a difference in the health and happiness of their children. Active for Life is a Canadian not-for-profit social initiative founded by B2ten. We are a national initiative created to help parents give their children the right start in life through the development of physical literacy.

The Alberta Caregiver College – Support of Caregivers of Older Adults provides training for the primary caregivers of older adults, often who are frail or with chronic health issues.

The Alberta Centre for Active Living is a primary source of research and education on physical activity.

The Alberta Lung Association of Alberta & NWT provides information about lung diseases such as asthma and COPD, as well as information about smoking cessation and the environment.

AlbertaQuits is an online multi-media smoking cessation tool available through Alberta Health Services.

The Alzheimer Society of Canada provides support, information and education to people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, families, physicians and health-care providers.

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers, whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

The Canadian Celiac Association is a good information source for people with Celiac Disease, including diet recommendations.

Diabetes Canada provides information for newly diagnosed diabetics including resources about the disease, living with it, etc.

Hypertension Canada provides information about blood pressure and hypertensions prevention and treatment.

The Canadian Mental Health Association provides information and resources about mental health and mental illness and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Obesity Canada provides resources for the public and health professionals about obesity and weight loss management.

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) is the principal body for physical activity, health and fitness research and personal training in Canada. The CSEP fosters the generation, growth, synthesis, transfer and application of the highest quality research, education and training related to exercise physiology and science.

Caring for Kids (developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society) is a website designed to provide parents with information about their child's health and well-being.

The Centre for Suicide Prevention provides resources for the public and health care professionals on the topic of suicide awareness.

Dietitians of Canada is a trusted source of information on food and nutrition for Canadians.

Health Link provides Alberta-based and physician-approved information about more than 1,000 health topics ranging from diseases to healthy living and disease prevention. Phone:780.408.5465 (Edmonton), 403.943.5465 (Calgary), Toll free 1.866.408.5465

Inform Alberta is a province-wide on-line directory of community, health, social and government services across the province. Services are organized by topic and geographic area.

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta is an overarching institute coordinating all cardiovascular science research, education and patient care in Calgary (associated with Alberta Health Services (Calgary) and the University of Calgary). is a province-wide on-line repository of health topics, tools, resources and alerts.

Parkinson Canada provides information and resources for people living with Parkinson's Disease.

The Patient's Medical Home is presented by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and describes their vision for the future of family practice in Canada.

Screening for Life promotes early cancer detection by making breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening a priority.

TrueNTH Lifestyle Management is Canada’s first nation-wide online resource dedicated to improving the quality of life for men with prostate cancer.

University of Calgary - Chronic Disease Management
provides access to audio-video education on diabetes, weight management, blood pressure & cholesterol, stress and life after gestational diabetes.


Obstetrics - Birth & Babies

Birth and Babies, the educational website of the Alberta Health Services Childbirth Education Program, provides information to help families receive seamless service and the most accurate and up to date information.

Caring for Kids provides parents with information from the Canadian Paediatric Society.

Healthy Parents Healthy Children is a new guide about pregnancy created by Alberta Health Services for expectant mothers and parents.

KidsHealth provides information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teenage years. It also includes information on preparing for parenthood and newborn health conditions.

Motherisk's mandate is to safely treat the mother without hurting the baby and today, the program is widely recognized as the pre-eminent international centre for the study of the safety or risk of medications used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

The Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is produced by the Public Health Agency of Canada and will help you make good decisions about how to care for yourself before, during and after your pregnancy.

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada provides a variety of public education pamphlets designed for patients, clinics and health-care facilities. This material has been reviewed and endorsed by the SOGC’s subject matter experts.


Resources on pregnancy, labour and delivery

Alberta Health Services has information on various topics including maternity and parental leave, birth registration and birth certificates.

Alberta’s Newborn Metabolic Screening Program works with parents (or guardians) to screen for 17 treatable conditions (14 metabolic, 2 endocrine, and cystic fibrosis).

Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre is a non-profit agency offering assistance for anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy or experiencing post abortion stress.

Families Matter fosters learning opportunities that build confidence, competence and connection through life’s transition. 

Healthy Living Just for You - Women helps women face life conditions and health issues specific to their biology and social circumstances.

Rockyview General Hospital provides obstetrics/gynecology outpatient services.

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