Resources

Health Management

Alberta’s Health System - AHS
  • Health Link Alberta (Phone: 811) - Alberta-based and physician-approved information about more than 1,000 health topics ranging from diseases to healthy living and disease prevention
  • Alberta Health Services - AHS provides health information about wellness and healthy living, nutrition, emergency health services, immunization, and much more
  • Alberta Healthy Living Program - provides services to those with chronic conditions in communities throughout Alberta; services include information, education, techniques and support to help improve your health and quality of life with a chronic condition
  • Alberta Health Services Health Resources
  • Immunize Alberta
Advance Care Planning
Arthritis/Bone and Joint Health
Children & Adolescent Health
Diabetes
Health Screening
  • AHA Screening For Life - information on cancer screening tests
  • Choosing Wisely - the mission of Choosing Wisely is to promote conversations between clinicians and patients by helping patients choose care that is supported by evidence, not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received, free from harm, and truly necessary
Heart Health
Lung Health
Men's Health
  • Canadian Men’s Health Foundation - a national, registered charity providing information, tools, and motivation for men and their families to live healthier
  • Just for You – Men - a collection of resources from Health Canada
  • Movember - information on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health, and fundraising in November in beyond
Persistent Pain
  • Pain Society of Alberta - pain management tools and other support
  • Tame the Beast - helping people with persistent pain learn to understand their pain and change the way they respond to it
  • Pain Revolution - resources from fact sheets to podcasts and more
  • Live, Plan, Be - free online educational programs created with the input of people living with pain
Physical Activity & Healthy Lifestyle
Primary Health Care Resource Centre

About Primary Healthcare

Primary healthcare is a healthcare system that supports Albertans to be as healthy as they can be. Primary health care draws on the expertise of many different providers working together to provide seamless care by sharing:
  • perspectives
  • expertise
  • resources
  • accountability
It is important for health professionals working in primary healthcare to have access to the latest, evidence-based resources, tools and education to assist with the delivery of quality care to patients.
Sexual & Reproductive Health
Smoking, Vaping & Cannabis
Weight Management
Women's Health

Maternity

Prenatal Resources
Prenatal Education
Parent and Child Nutrition
Exercise
  • Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity throughout Pregnancy - evidence-based guideline outlines the right amount of physical activity women should get throughout pregnancy to promote maternal, fetal, and neonatal health - provided by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)
  • Exercise During Pregnancy - a guide for health care providers from the Society of Obestetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)
Vaccinations
Genetic Screening
  • Prenatal Screening and Testing - information on diagnostic and screening tests for genetic conditions from MyHealth Alberta
  • HarmonyTM Prenatal Test - information on the diagnostic test for common fetal trisomies, including trisomy 21 (also known as Down syndrome)
Diabetes During Pregnancy
Post-Partum Support

Mental Health

Abuse
  • Stop Abuse in Families (SAIF) Society - working to promote healthy, safe, respectful relationships; serving residents in St. Albert, Sturgeon County and nearby rural areas
  • Saffron Centre - based in Sherwood Park, the Saffron Centre is working to support the healing and empowerment of those who have been affected by sexual violence as well as providing proactive education to surrounding communities
  • Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton - contact SACE for support if you or someone you know have been sexually assaulted recently or in the past
  • Sage Seniors Association - resources on elder abuse, including a Seniors Safe House for people over 60 leaving abusive situations
  • Children's Services - offers a range of supports for children, youth and families in 7 regions across the province; includes culturally specific supports through Métis, Indigenous and First Nation Children’s Services offices, as well as Delegated First Nation Agencies
  • Catholic Social Services - offers a safe place for women leaving abusive relationships, helps homeless youth to rebuild their lives, and enables people with disabilities to live life to its fullest. Offers support for the settlement of immigrants and refugees as well as provide counselling that strengthens individuals and families, helps recovering addicts and supports women facing crisis pregnancies.
ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
Anger
  • Anger Coping Strategies - a brief guide from the Centre for Clinical Interventions
  • St. Albert Family Resource Centre - offers programs for parents and caregivers on topics including managing stress and the challenges of parenting
  • The Family Centre - an Edmonton-based service offering counselling, group therapy, classes and courses on topics including anger management
  • Catholic Social Services: Family Support Program - the program provides parent education, consultation, and support to improve parent-child interactions; strengthen parenting skills and knowledge, improve communication skills; and enhance problem-solving skills within the family
Anxiety

Recommended resources (available from various booksellers):

  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne
  • When Panic Attacks by David D. Burns
Assertiveness
  • Toastmasters International - join one of the St. Albert area clubs to become a more confident speaker, communicator, and leader
  • The Family Centre - an Edmonton-based service offering counselling, group therapy, classes and courses
  • Catholic Social Services: Family Support Program - the program provides parent education, consultation, and support to improve parent-child interactions; strengthen parenting skills and knowledge, improve communication skills; and enhance problem-solving skills within the family

Recommended resources (available from various booksellers):

  • Assertiveness Workbook by Randy J. Paterson
Bullying
  • Bullying Supports - helplines for Albertans
  • Kids Help Phone - crisis support for kids as well as opportunities to connect with other youth and obtain non-urgent counselling
  • NeedHelpNow.ca - urgent support for cyberbullying, help to remove a sexual image from the internet, and advice for friends and families of a youth in crisis
Caregiver Stress
Crisis Services
Depression
  • SASPCN patient guide to Depression
  • depressionhurts.ca- a resource from the Mood Disorders Society of Canada providing a forum to learn more about depression, determine if you or a loved one has it, and find out about managing it
  • mindyourmind - a service from the Ontario Ministry of Health aimed at helping young people aged 14 to 29 to build capacity and resilience
  • Antidepressant Skills Workbook - a downloadable self-care manual for adults; provides an overview of depression, explains how it can be effectively managed, and gives a step-by-step guide to changing patterns that trigger depression
  • Dealing With Depression: Antidepressant Skills for Teens - a downloadable workbook for teens that explains depression and teaches three main antidepressant skills you can use to help overcome or prevent it

Recommended resources (available from various booksellers):

  • Mind Over Mood by Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky
Grief and Bereavement
  • Pilgrim’s Hospice - Pilgrims Hospice adult grief programs are open to the general public for any adult who is grieving the death of a loved one or anticipating the death of a loved one; provides both peer support group programming as well as education-focused group counselling
  • St Albert Bereavement Fellowship - a non-denominational, non-profit, volunteer society that aims to provide support through compassion, understanding, education and friendship to those who have lost a loved-one through death
  • Rainbows Grief Support for Children - Rainbows partners with communities to offer a peer support programs for children, teens and adults who have experienced a separation, divorce, death or other painful transition within their family
Parenting
Postpartum Depression
Relationships
Stress
Substance abuse

Nutrition

Babies, Children & Families
Celiac
The Canadian Celiac Association is the national voice for people who are adversely affected by gluten, and is dedicated to improving diagnosis and quality of life. www.celiac.ca
Chronic Disease Management
Finding your best weight
Food Allergies
Food Security Resources
General Healthy Eating
Healthy Eating at Work
Label Reading
Mediterranean Diet
Mindful Eating
Older Adults
Physical Activity
  • Prescription to Get Active - Several Edmonton, Calgary and Central Zone Primary Care Networks (PCNs) have partnered with local recreation facilities to offer an actual prescription for physical activity.
  • Move YEG
Recipes, Cooking & Mealtime
Weight Management

Seniors Health