Top Ten (10) Canadian Health Websites 2010

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Introduction

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The Top Ten Canadian Consumer Health Websites is a project undertaken by the Consumer Health Information Providers Interest Group (CHIPIG) in 2010, and was based on a survey sent to CHLA/ABSC members. The list was presented as a poster presentation at the 2010 CHLA/ABSC (Canada) conference in Kingston, Ontario.

CHIPIG said that "no clear favourite" emerged from the 2010 survey but the top three sites tied at 10 votes each. Each of the sites submitted had a different focus and fell into broad categories such as women, children, disease-specific and health promotion. The group opted to compare websites in each category and select those that stood out. Because their choices were the best in different subject areas, they felt they couldn’t rank them from one to ten. Instead the list is presented alphabetically:

Top Ten (10) (in alphabetical order)

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  1. AboutKids Health http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca
  2. Canada Safety Council http://safety-council.org
  3. Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca
  4. Caring for Kids http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca
  5. Dietitians of Canada http://www.dietitians.ca/
  6. Heart and Stroke Foundation http://www.heartandstroke.ca
  7. Here to help http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca
  8. PasseportSanté http://www.passeportsante.net
  9. Sexualityandu.ca http://www.sexualityandu.ca
  10. Women’s Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca

Honourable Mention

CHIPIG Top Ten Website Subcommittee

  • Tom Flemming, (Retired) MA, MLS, AHIP
  • Mary Anne Howse, Manager, Library Services, Women's College Hospital
  • Erica Lee, Librarian, AIDS Committee of Toronto
  • Lily Mac, Community Information Librarian, AIDS Committee of Toronto
  • Marg Muir, Coordinator, Health Information Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Coordinator, Health Information and Wellness Centre, Trillium Health Centre
  • Elizabeth Puckering, Reference Librarian, Mississauga Library System

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Disclaimer

Disclaimer:

The HLWIKI International Advisory makes consumer health information (CHI) available to all -- however, it is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as advice or as a substitute for consulting a doctor. While we strive to keep all content current and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability of information, products, services, or related graphics contained here or on any of the websites listed. Only qualified health providers can provide health care e.g., they will take your health history, examine you, and bring their expertise and experience to bear on evaluating you. Put simply, advice regarding your care should always include your physician and other health providers. Please ask your local health librarian for further assistance.
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