This weeks resource guide
The Health Development Agency
A special health authority aiming to improve the health of people in England, replaced the Health Education Authority in 2000.
A typically unexciting looking government website, but straightforward to use and contains easy-to-digest information. Includes useful details of conferences, events and other related websites that could prove invaluable.
The Healthy Way
An online resource for professionals working within the health promotion field. Includes health training materials in four languages, including English, and lists events such as conventions and workshops.
Covers topics including nutrition, heart disease, mental health, cancer, Aids, and safety/accidents. and each entry gives details of target groups the material is aimed at, aims and objectives of the material and details of how to get hold of it. An unusual site, but worth a look.
Health Promotion Research Internet Network
An English language site based at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, hosts a mailing list for health promotion and disease prevention research.
World Health Organisation
Main site of the Geneva-based WHO. Gives an overview of work and policy, plus access to databases, related resources, regional offices and epidemiology information. Well worth a look, a very thorough site.
World Health Organisation (Europe). European site of WHO
Health Promotion Wales
This comprehensive resource is aimed at both health professionals and anyone concerned about their health and welfare.
It is an easy-to-use and clear site covering issues at all stages of development from birth to old age.
Highlights include research currently being undertaken on a variety of health issues, health promotion topics, tests for health promotion and a wide-ranging search engine.
Health Education Board of Scotland