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Child health information in English, French, and Chinese now provided through a national partnership with AboutKidsHealth.ca

The next generation of AboutKidsHealth.ca launches today and will be available in English, French, and Chinese. In the continuing effort to promote health education for all Canadians, the translation of the site means trusted health information will be available in both official languages and in the third most used language in Canada.

In partnership with BC Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of London Health Sciences Centre, and IWK Health Centre in Halifax, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, is building a coast-to-coast collaboration in children’s health information through AboutKidsHealth.ca, a website that provides families with current, evidence-based and trusted information about children’s health.
Together with its partners, AboutKidsHealth.ca is creating a standardized national library of child health information that will be available online, in print, and as audio, video, and animated media. The AboutKidsHealth.ca information is available on the websites of each of the partner hospitals. The partnership with IWK was established more than two years ago, and their legacy site will soon be updated with all the new content that launched today.”
“Support from the Public Health Agency of Canada has enabled AboutKidsHealth.ca to extend our work by developing collaborations with paediatric hospitals across Canada,” said Dr. Ross Hetherington, Director of AboutKidsHealth.ca. “With support from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, we have been able to translate the site so that more Canadian families will have access to important information about children’s health and how to help keep their kids healthy and active.”

AboutKidsHealth.ca
AboutKidsHealth.ca is the leading Canadian online source for trusted child health information, and has a scope and scale that is unique in the world. Developed by SickKids Learning Institute in collaboration with over 300 paediatric health specialists, the site provides parents, children, and community health care providers with evidence-based information about everyday health and complex medical conditions, from insect bites to adhd. AboutKidsHealth.ca adheres to rigorous quality standards for the creation and review of health information. For more information, please visit http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca

For more information please contact:

Sue Mackay, Communications
Please visit www.aboutkidshealth.ca
susan.mackay@sickkids.ca
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
M5G 1X8
Tel: 416-813-5165

IWK Health Centre
Please visit www.iwk.nshealth.ca
gillian.batten@iwk.nshealth.ca
Tel: 902-470-6740

BC Children’s Hospital
Please visit www.bcchildrens.ca
Tina Tang, Communications
ttang3@phsa.ca
Tel: 604-675-7416

Children’s Hospital of London Health Services Centre
Please visit www.childrenshospitallhsc.ca
cathy.cuylle@lhsc.on.ca
Tel: 519-685-8500, ext. 77517



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