The Circumpolar Health Observatory (CircHOB)

Unspecified The Circumpolar Health Observatory (CircHOB). [Website]


The Circumpolar Health Observatory (CircHOB) is an international collaborative health information system, involved in systematic, standardized, and consistent data collection and analysis. In addition to aggregating online and print resources, CircHOB is population-based, and produces data for all northern regions in all circumpolar countries. CircHOB’s purpose is to monitor trends and patterns in health status, health determinants, and health care, provides qualitative and quantitative evidence for planning and evaluation of health programs and services. It is on-going and sustainable with periodic updates. CircHOB is a project proposed by the Arctic Human Health Expert Group and authorized by the Arctic Council at its Senior Arctic Officials meeting in May 2010. In January 2011, CircHOB was also accepted as a Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) task. Initial funding for CircHOB was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Health Canada.

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    Uncontrolled Keywords: circumpolar, health, database
    Subjects: Research and Education > Databases
    Organizations: Arctic Council > Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG)
    Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2011 22:21

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