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1931 is an innovative website that puts accurate and up-to-date information about health services at the fingertips of consumers and health care providers across the Central region of Ontario. provides easy access to a reliable source of data, and empowers consumers to find the services they need close to home. Over 4,000 service listings describe organizations and programs serving people who live in East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Toronto. Users can choose to receive local information first or search the entire Toronto Central region. Health Events, News, Careers and Library sections provide other avenues to much needed health services information. adheres to industry standards to ensure the site and its content is of the highest quality. Visit our Legal Notice, Privacy and About the Services Database sections for details.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mental Health and Addictions Data and Information Guide, 2014

The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of MHA-related information in Canada that is available at CIHI through its data holdings and publicly available products (for example, publications, web pages and data tables). The primary intended audience for this publication is individuals and health care organizations interested in accessing MHA information at CIHI. Sources with little or no MHA information are not included in this guide. The metadata presented in each section varies depending on the information available. As there may be changes in coverage and availability over time, readers are encouraged to consult the individual metadata web pages for further information (links included in this guide).
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Twitter for Health Care Professionals: an introductory guide. Learn how to tweet & why you should consider doing so.

IF YOU USE SOCIAL MEDIA as part of your organization’s approach to communication or as an individual in terms of your professional role, this guide can help you use Twitter to build and strengthen the reputation of both your organization and your area of work. It will provide you with tips on what kind of content to tweet and even how to do so.
Friday, January 24, 2014

Finding Grey Literature in Mental Health and Addiction

A LibGuide with many sources of grey literature, including: portals, collections, repositories & Google Custom Searches.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials of Health Related Issues within an Aboriginal Context

This report focuses on the under representation of Aboriginal peoples in the privileged Western research design of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The authors make a strong case that to remedy existing health care disparities, researchers need to develop participatory, socially relevant, and culturally safe methods for conducting RCTs within First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities.
Saturday, July 27, 2013

The New Media Consortium

The NMC (New Media Consortium) is an international community in educational technology. The NMC informs current emerging technology. The key interest of the NMC community is in technologies and applications that make learning more relevant and more engaging. The NMC’s site on iTunes U ( is the home of the NMC archives, and provides a rich collection of free content that spans the history of the NMC.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Technology and Social Media.

Cochrane Hypertension Group

The Cochrane Hypertension Review Group is an international organisation that is committed to help people make well-informed decisions about prevention and treatment of hypertension by preparing, maintaining and promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions for hypertension. In this process we would like to facilitate the production and publication of systematic reviews and protocols of the effects of healthcare interventions for hypertension; improve access to and usability of these systematic reviews by undertaking knowledge translation activities.
Saturday, December 15, 2012

Core Collection of Dental Books

The first edition of the Core Collection of Dental Books is now available. This new title, edited by Roger Farbey, Head of Library & Knowledge Services at the British Dental Association, is a welcome addition to the Core Collections series. The print version has been published by Tomlinsons.. The collection, which has been produced using the Library Thing, is also available to view online at
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

OECD Health Data 2012

OECD Health Data 2012, released on 28 June 2012, offers the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries. It is an essential tool for health researchers and policy advisors in governments, the private sector and the academic community, to carry out comparative analyses and draw lessons from international comparisons of diverse health care systems. It is the most comprehensive source of statistics and indicators for comparing health systems across 34 OECD member countries, including Canada, the United States, the European Community, Australia and Japan. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Statistics Canada maintain the Canadian segment of the OECD Health Database, contributing national data on health care spending, health care services and the health status of the population.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Health Systems Evidence

Health Systems Evidence is a search tool to support policymakers, stakeholders and researchers interested in strategies to strengthen or reform health systems or in how to get cost-effective programs, services and drugs to those who need them. This search tool is available in the following seven languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Health Systems Evidence provides the option for users to subscribe to a customizable evidence service that will provide monthly email alerts identifying new documents available in the database specific to someone’s individual interests. The tool is free to use, but registration is required.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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