government is supporting the development of a Canadian Health
"Info-structure" to make it easier for consumers to access
health information. This initiative has included three federal
An electronic national health surveillance network;
health information system tailored to the needs of First
Health Network (CHN).
evolves, Health Canada's role will change. Health Canada has
taken a leadership role in establishing CHN but its ultimate
success depends on many groups working together to develop,
manage and sustain it.
Canadian Institute For Health Information (CIHI) in Ottawa,
Ontario, Web site in English and in French.
are many options on the CIHI Web site including "Links
To Other Sites": Canadian Health Network, Canadian Institutes
of Health Research, Health Canada, and Statistics Canada.
selecting "Links To Other Sites" provides connections to the
Provincial/Territorial Ministries of Health and related International
Web site offers Health Indicators, Technical Notes, Brochure
With Sample Findings, and reports from the Roadmap Initiative.
Care in Canada 2000: A First Annual Reports is available.
Information Roadmap: Beginning the Journey
is also available.
Information Roadmap: Responding to Needs is another CIHI
Canada is a federal government Web site with links to
Canadian Statistics, Census, Products and Services. Free tabular
information is available under four general headings: the
economy, land, people, and state. Specific tabular displays
requested include economic conditions, health, population,
geography, environment, and families, households and housing.
This Web site also performs searches on specific issues that utilize
the databases in Statistics Canada.
Canada is another federal government Web site with seven
major divisions that are clicked for access: news, health
care, public health, health factors, regulated products, health
research, and regulation & policy.
the seven divisions within Health Canada's home page is indexed
by topic area with links. In addition, the home page for each
of the divisions contains a seven-to-ten page description,
with links, for that segment of Health Canada. For example,
health insurance, health costs, planning and reform, clinical
care, community health, etc. are included in the health care