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Patients and Families


About the Program

AboutKidsHealth is committed to improving the health and well-being of every child. The experienced team of healthcare professionals, medical writers, illustrators and multimedia specialists collaborate to produce interactive evidence-based information on child health. The website is dedicated to maximizing health outcomes for children and families in Canada and around the world.

Role in Learning

Children, adolescents, families, and healthcare professionals in Canada and around the world access AboutKidsHealth to learn about child health. Within SickKids, healthcare providers use the site as a unique teaching resource to help families understand their child’s health condition and how to provide them with the best care.

Some highlights of the site:

  • Learning Hubs provide answers for families of children with complex conditions like diabetes,  or brain tumours, as well as common life events like pregnancy. These illustrated, animated, and interactive online resources not only provide information about a  particular condition, its treatment and consequences, but show how to provide care for their children in the home, how to cope with diagnosis and treatment, and what to expect in the future.
  • Health A-Z is an encyclopedia of answers about everyday health issues such as immunization, sun exposure, nutrition, or success in school.
  • Just for Kids provides age-appropriate games, animations, and downloadable materials for kids, all teaching about body systems, everyday healthy practices, concerns such as puberty or head lice, and complex disease management.
  • How the Body Works teaches the anatomy and physiology of major organ systems using animated, interactive medical illustrations.

Key Contacts

Sean Schurr
AboutKidsHealth, Learning Institute 
Phone: (416) 813-7654 ext. 201086
email: sean.schurr@sickkids.ca

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