Resources

Health Management

Alberta’s Health System- Alberta Health Services

Health Link Alberta provides Alberta-based and physician-approved information about more than 1,000 health topics ranging from diseases to healthy living and disease prevention. Phone: 811 myhealth.alberta.ca

Alberta Health Services provides health information about wellness and healthy living, nutrition, emergency health services, immunization, and much more. www.albertahealthservices.ca

Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan is the basic health insurance plan for Alberta resident to cover medically necessary hospital and health care services. https://www.alberta.ca/ahcip.aspx  

Arthritis

The Arthritis Foundation http://www.arthritis.ca

Asthma

The Asthma Society of Canada https://asthma.ca The Lung Association www.lung.ca Videos on how to use different types of inhalers. www.lung.ca/lung-health/get-help/how-use-your-inhaler

Advanced Care Planning

Alberta Health Services: Advance Care Planning – Goals of Care A way to help you think, document and talk about your wishes for health care. Information and support on palliative and end-of-life care, loss and grief. http://www.virtualhospice.ca An informative website about advanced care planning as well as links to resources for every province regarding personal directives and goals of care. http://www.advancecareplanning.ca/

Cancer Care

Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers, whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. www.cancer.ca

Caregiver Support

Alberta Caregiver College – Support of Caregivers of Older Adults provides training for the primary caregivers of older adults, often who are frail or with chronic health issues. http://www.caregiversalberta.ca

Diabetes

The Canadian Diabetes Association leads the fight against diabetes by helping those affected by diabetes live healthy lives, preventing the onset and consequences of diabetes, and discovering a cure. http://www.diabetes.ca

General Health

MyHealth.Alberta.ca is a province-wide online repository of health topics, tools, resources and alerts. myhealth.alberta.ca

Health Canada

Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances. www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index-eng.php

Health Education and Learning

HEAL –  A resource aimed at providing families across Alberta easily accessible, reliable information about common minor illness and injuries in children http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/page12422.aspx      

Health Screening

Screening for Life promotes early cancer detection by making breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening a priority. 

Heart Health

Heart and Stroke Foundation https://www.heartandstroke.com Hypertension Canada provides information about blood pressure and hypertension prevention and treatment. www.hypertension.ca  

Medication Managment
Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Society of Canada provides information and resources for people living with Parkinson’s Disease. www.parkinson.ca

Physical Activity

Active for Life is the place where parents go to learn about how to make a difference in the health and happiness of their children. http://www.activeforlife.com Track and monitor your daily activity http://www.myfitnesspal.com http://prescriptiontogetactive.com/ Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) is the principal body for physical activity, health and fitness research and personal training in Canada. http://www.csep.ca/home

Smoking Cessation

Alberta Quits Free, interactive and self-guided program. www.albertaquits.ca/index.php

Maternity

Prenatal Resources
Prenatal Education
Nutrition
Exercise
Vaccinations
Genetic Screening
Gestational Diabetes
Post-Partum Support
COVID

Mental Health

Abuse
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Anger

Anger Coping Strategies-pdf.

St Albert Family Resource Centre:
http://www.stalbertfrc.ca/

The Family Centre:
http://www.the-family-centre.com/workshops/

“Anger Management Workbook” by Nay Phd, W. Robert

Edmonton Family Violence Centre
http://www.edmontonfamilyviolence.ca/

Family Support Program - Catholic Social Services
http://www.catholicsocialservices.ab.ca/CSSFindServicesbyCategory/childrenfamilyandcommunity.aspx?id=166

Anxiety

Depression and Anxiety Self-Management for Teens

Anxiety resources
https://www.anxietybc.com/

“Anxiety and Phobia Workbook” by Edmund J. Bourne

“When Panic Attacks” book by David D. Burns

Patient Education - Anxiety.pdf

“MindShift” – phone app from iTunes (free)

Anxiety info for teens
http://www.teenhelp.com/teen-stress/anxiety.html

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Canadian Mental Health Association
http://www.cmha.ca/mental_health/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/#.VGuLo8n_m8w

Self-isolation resources and activities

Assertiveness

“Assertiveness Workbook” by Randy Paterson

Toastmasters International –
http://www.toastmasters.org/

The Family Centre
http://www.the-family-centre.com/workshops/

Family Support Program - Catholic Social Services
http://www.catholicsocialservices.ab.ca/CSSFindServicesbyCategory/childrenfamilyandcommunity.aspx?id=166

Bullying
Caregiver stress
Crisis services

Crisis Line for Adults.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, CALL 780-342-7777.

Crisis Line for Children
Children’s Mental Health – Crisis Line offers support by phone to children and teens during a crisis. Call 780-427-4491.

Self-Isolation resources and activities

 

Depression

Patient Education - Depression.pdf

“Mind Over Mood” workbook by Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky

Depression resources
www.depressionhurts.ca
http://www.mindyourmind.ca/

Antidepressant skills workbook
http://www.comh.ca/antidepressant-skills/adult/

Anti depressant skills workbook for adolescents
http://www.sfu.ca/carmha/publications/dwd.html

Grief (bereavement)

Pilgrim’s Hospice
http://www.pilgrimshospice.ca/

St Albert Bereavement Fellowship
http://www.stalbertbereavement.ca/

Grief Support for Children
http://www.rainbows.ca

Parenting

St Albert Family Resource Centre
http://www.stalbertfrc.ca

Parent Support Group – B.I.L.Y (Because I Love You)
http://www.bily.org/

Family Support Programs - Catholic Social Services
http://www.catholicsocialservices.ab.ca/CSSFindServicesbyCategory/childrenfamilyandcommunity.aspx?id=166

Kids Kottage Foundation
http://www.kidskottage.org/

The Family Centre
http://www.the-family-centre.com

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
Food Allergies
Food Security Resources
General Healthy Eating

Canada’s Food Guide

Unlockfood.ca

AHS Nutrition Education Resources – includes resources on nutrition for life stages and health conditions

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

Senior’s Health

Activity

Prescription to Get Active http://prescriptiontogetactive.com/

Advanced Health Care Planning

Goals of Care – Conversations Matter http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/Page12585.aspx

Caregiver Support
Dementia/Alzheimers

Dementia Advice Line http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/scns/Page12938.aspx   Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories www.alzheimer.ca/ab

Driving
Falls Prevention

Finding Balance is designed to increase awareness of falls prevention among older Albertans. www.findingbalancealberta.ca  

AHS Continuing Care
Seniors' Centre Without Walls 2019 Programming Guide