Evaluating Health Information on the Internet
Offers a valuable tutorial to evaluate health information on the Internet. Use this site to access current evidence-based oral health information. It is provided as a service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Making sense of evidence for oral health decision-making
It can be difficult to know what your best options are when it comes to healthcare, especially if you're paying for your treatment. The Cochrane Oral Health Group (COHG) is one of over 50 review groups around the world that produce extensive assessments of the effects of healthcare interventions from the best evidence available. These assessments are called systematic reviews and they are intended to be used to help people to make informed decisions about health care; whether it's for themselves, or for someone they care about. COHG makes sure that their reviews are carried out to the highest standards, and are also readable and relevant. All kinds of people use COHG's research: dentists, nurses, governments, and patients and their families.
The Cochrane Library (ISSN 1465-1858) is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups.
Alberta Health Services: Healthy Parents, Healthy Children
Provides reliable, up-to-date information about pregnancy and being a parent in the early years.
The resources were developed in partnership with parents, healthcare professionals, childhood development and other key experts from across the province. The oral health messages have been endorsed by the Provincial Oral Health Office, AHS.
Health Canada: It's Your Health
Provides reliable information on a range of health-related topics including diseases, environment, food, lifestyles, medical news, and products.
Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting
Connect to Support and Services through Alberta Human Services
Talk to trained staff over the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in more than 170 languages. Chat anonymously online with staff from noon to 8:00 p.m., daily.
Family Violence Info Line 310‑1818
Bullying Helpline 1‑888‑456‑2323
Child Abuse Hotline 1‑800‑387‑5437
Abuse, Neglect and Bullying
Please visit these links for more information on topics related to child abuse, family violence, sexual abuse and bullying.
Responding to Child Abuse
Anyone who has reason to believe, that a child has been, or there is substantial risk that he or she will be abused or neglected by a parent/guardian, has a legal duty under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act to promptly report the matter to a caseworker.
Reporting Child Abuse
Contact your local Child and Family Services Office or Delegated First Nations Agency, or call the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-387-KIDS (5437) or police/RCMP.
Protection of Persons in Care
The Protection for Persons in Care Act (PPCA) requires that every individual who has reasonable grounds to believe there is or has been abuse involving a client to report that abuse as soon as possible.
Understanding the Persons in Care Act
The PPCA is an important law that promotes the prevention and reporting of abuse of adult Albertans who receive care or support services that are funded, directly or indirectly, by the Government of Alberta. Service providers must take reasonable steps to protect clients from abuse, while providing care or support services. The PPCA requires service providers to prevent abuse of clients and requires abuse to be reported. The PPCA also ensures that reports of abuse made to Protection for Persons in Care are reviewed.
Tobacco Use Cessation
Whether you're considering quitting smoking, or have made the decision to quit smoking, the help you are looking for is right here!
Role of the Health Professionals in Tobacco Cessation ~ Joint Position Statement
There is a role for every Canadian health professional in tobacco-use cessation.1 Tobacco use2 inflicts a heavy burden on Canadians’ health and on the Canadian health-care system, and health professionals can advocate effectively for tobacco use cessation at the clinical and public health levels.
The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Position Statement on E-Cigarettes
MyHealthAlberta is a Government of Alberta initiative in partnership with Alberta Health Services. Its information and tools were developed in consultation with health professionals and Albertans.