Information provision and referral

Information provision and referral

The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

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A non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma. Builds broad-based consensus to change diet and activity patterns, while holding industry and government agencies responsible for safeguarding public health. Serves as a leading research institution and clearinghouse for resources that add to understanding of the complex forces affecting how we eat, how we stigmatize overweight and obese people, and how we can change.

Primary Telephone: 
203-432-6700
Email Address: 
rudd.center@yale.edu
Fax Number: 
203-432-9674
Street Address: 
Yale University
Addt'l Street Address: 
PO Box 208369
City: 
New Haven
Province: 
Connecticut
Postal/ZIP Code: 
06520-8369
Country: 
USA

Diabetes and the Environment

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Private foundation
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English
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Advocacy
Information provision and referral

Website of Sarah Howard, National Coordinator of The Collaborative on Health and the Environment's Diabetes-Obesity Spectrum Working Group. Provides links to research and other information on the relationships between environmental chemicals and the development of diabetes.

South Asian Women's Community Centre

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Hindi
Tamil
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Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy

The South Asian Women’s Community Centre helps women achieve their full potential in the Québec and Canadian societies and also helps them become independent.

Street Address: 
1035 Rachel St. East
City: 
Montréal
Province: 
QC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
QC H2J 2J5
Country: 
Canada

AIDS and law exchange (AIDSLEX)

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

This web portal is a tool for activists, community organizations, researchers, policy-makers, journalists, health workers and anyone who seeks quick and easy access to a wide range of resources about HIV, human rights and the law. It aims to help people around the world communicate and share information, materials and strategies, with the ultimate goal of contributing to a global effort to protect and promote the human rights of people living with or vulnerable to HIV and AIDS.

The site contains an e-Library, discussion forums, and the People Connector, which is a growing list of people around the world working on human rights and legal issues related to HIV/AIDS.

Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@aidslex.org

The Havens Sexual Assault Referral Centres (UK)

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Health promotion
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Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Counseling

The aims of the havens are to provide both excellent holistic care for sexual assault and gold standard evidence collection. The havens are jointly funded by the Metropolitan Police and the 31 NHS Primary Care Trusts in London. They also offer specialised and accredited education and training focusing on victim care.

Country: 
United Kingdom

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations

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Lesbians/bisexuals/transgendered women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Clinical or health care services
Counseling

A non-profit social services organization whose membership consits of Aboriginal gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Toronto. The 2-Spirits organization's programs and services includes: HIV/AIDS education, outreach, prevention, and support and counselling for 2-spirited people and others living and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Primary Telephone: 
416-944-9300
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
art@2spirits.com
Fax Number: 
416-944-8381
Street Address: 
593 Yonge Street
Addt'l Street Address: 
Suite 202
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4Y 1Z4
Country: 
Canada

Pregnets

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Pregnant women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Support group/peer support

A website project containing resources to help pregnant and postpartum women stop smoking by increasing their capacity to quit and stay quit using a woman centred model of care. Hosts the most up-to-date information on smoking cessation practices for pregnant and postpartum women, a toolkit for health care professionals, a printer-friendly Nicotine Dependency Test and an anonymous Online Discussion Board.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 535-8501 ext. 6343
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
pregnets@pregnets.org
Fax Number: 
(416) 599-8265

Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA)

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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A professional organization of approximately 400 individuals in the health sciences library field in Canada whose mission is to lead health librarians and information specialists towards excellence through professional development, networking and advocacy.

Primary Telephone: 
416-646-1600
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@chla-absc.ca
Fax Number: 
416-646-9460
Street Address: 
39 River St.
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5A 3P1
Country: 
Canada

National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Research

Primary goal is to strengthen public health in Canada by helping public health managers and professionals across Canada find and use innovative, high quality and up-to-date methods and tools for sharing what works in public health. Primary target audiences are public health managers and professionals across Canada who promote and facilitate evidence-informed decision making. Their products and services are available and relevant to all public health practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

 

Primary Telephone: 
905-525-9140, ext 20450
Email Address: 
nccmt@mcmaster.ca
Fax Number: 
905-529-4184
Street Address: 
McMaster University, 1685 Main Street West, Suite 302
City: 
Hamilton
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
L8S 1G5
Country: 
Canada

Rainbow Health Network

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Lesbians/bisexuals/transgendered women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
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Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Seeks to promote optimal health and wellness of people and communities of all gender identities and sexual orientations, including – and not limited to - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersex, Two-Spirit, Transsexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning people and allies. They are a volunteer network with limited resources whose activities are focused primarily in Toronto, and their advocacy and lobbying primarily in Ontario, but they are open to sharing information and support across provincial and national borders.

Primary Telephone: 
416-392-6878 ext 4049
Email Address: 
http://www.rainbowhealthnetwork.ca/contact/
Street Address: 
Box 822, Station A
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5W 1G3
Country: 
Canada
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