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Paving the highway to women's health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/39834

Discusses the Internet as effective tool in the areas of organizing and collective action, developping public policy, disseminating knowledge and sharing ideas.

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Published: 1998
Searching for health information on-line  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/network-reseau/fall98/fall98net.html

Suggests ways to be careful and critical of the health information being offered on web sites.

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Published: 1998
Experts vs. online consumers: a comparative credibility study of health and finance web sites  
http://www.consumerwebwatch.org/dynamic/web-credibility-reports-experts-vs-online.cfm

Compares the results of two parallel studies in which a small group of health and finance experts and a large group of consumers evaluated the credibility of web sites. Concludes that health experts assign more importance to the reputation, information sources, and motives behind sites. Consumers tend to assess health sites more on the basis of overall visual design.

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Published: 2002
Delivering Internet health resources to an underserved health care profession: school nurses  
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=209504

Discusses the collaboration between the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) of the University of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners (PASNAP) in the development of a course focused on locating reliable and high-quality medical information resources on the Internet. Outlines the school nurse population, their professional information needs, and the development of the course curriculum. Concludes that the course provided participants with the skills to effectively utilize the Internet to locate high-quality medical information.

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Published: 2003
Evaluating health information on the Internet

Provides direction for people looking for health information online. Lists common things to watch out for, as well as how to evaluate information found.

Published: 2002
National conference on health info-structure

Examines how Canadians fear that in the future there will be no health care system when they will need it.

Published: 1998
Women to woman: community health information project  
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=209505

Describes a project undertaken in community based health agencies to provide electronic access to health information for community members.

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Published: 2003
A journalist's guide to covering prescription drugs  
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/documents/BC_Office_Pubs/journalist_guide.pdf

Presents a checklist for reporters and editors who are covering stories on presription drugs. Compiled by the authors of Drugs in the News: How well do Canadian newspapers report the good, the bad and the ugly of new prescription drugs?

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Published: 2003
Report on Canada e-health 2000: from vision to action  
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/pubs/ehealth-esante/2001-econf/index-eng.php

Provides highlights from the two-and-a-half-day conference, Canada E-Health 2000: From Vision to Action held October 22-24, 2000, which brought together key health stakeholders to discuss progress in developing a national health infostructure and the challenges, priorities, and directions for the future.

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Published: 2001
Women's Health Queensland Wide Inc.  
www.womhealth.org.au

Promotes women's health through information and educational services, for both the community in general and health care providers, in the state of Queensland, Australia. Web site includes links to health information, library services, events, related sites, and invites the reader to ask health questions.

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Published: 2001