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Information Links

Circumpolar Health Resources



There are many libraries, newsletters, and collections of circumpolar health information. Most of the previous congress proceedings are available online, either through the National Library of Medicine’s Arctic Health Portal for congresses prior to Harstaad (2000), or through the IJCH for congresses from Harstaad onwards.


Here are some more links to circumpolar health and organization websites. Please note, this list is not exhaustive:


Databases & Libraries


Circumpolar Health Atlas

The Circumpolar Health Atlas is an informative and practical reference guide for health researchers, service providers, and policy makers, as it offers a broad, multidisciplinary understanding of the health of diverse populations who inhabit the polar regions of the northern hemisphere.


Circumpolar Health Observatory

The Circumpolar Health Observatory (CircHOB) is a new international collaborative health information system, involved in systematic, standardized, and consistent data collection and analysis.


Circumpolar Health Bibliographic Database

The Circumpolar Health Bibliographic Database contains 4500 records describing publications about all aspects of human health in the circumpolar region. The database is a project of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Team in Circumpolar Health Research.


Scott Polar Research Institute

The Institute is a well-known and long-established centre for research into both polar regions. It is part of the University of Cambridge and is a sub-department of the Department of Geography.


University of Manitoba Indigenous Health Collection

Materials in the collection support an interdisciplinary approach to health and are used by students, faculty, community-based researchers and health care professionals.


University of New Mexico Native Health Database
The database contains bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations.




Arctic Portal

The Arctic Portal provides a comprehensive gateway to the Arctic on the internet, increases co-operation between both public and private parties across the Arctic and grants exposure to Arctic related information.


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