Health Databases

Database Name

Description

Owner Record Levels
Physical Activity Monitor (PAM)

Annual telephone survey that tracks changes in physical activity patterns, factors influencing participation, and life circumstances in Canada

 

Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute

Canada, Regions, Provinces and Territories, Phone numbers 

Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth (CANPLAY)

Major national survey examining physical activity levels of children and youth 

Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute

Canada, Provinces and Territories

National Ambulatory Care Reporting System

Contains data for all hospital-based and community-based ambulatory care

 

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Province, Health Care Facilities 

The Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB)

National data holding that captures administrative, clinical and demographic information on inpatient separations from acute care hospitals

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Canada, Provinces and Territories (excluding Quebec), Health Care Facilities

Hospital Mental Health Database (HMHDB)

Contains data from across Canada on hospitalizations for mental illness. Also provides demographic and medical diagnosis information from all provinces and territories for inpatient stays for mental illness reasons

 

Canadian Institute for Health Information

 

Canada, Provinces and Territories, Health Care Facilities

Ontario Health Study

Health information used to study how lifestyle, environment and family history affect health over time and to develop strategies for the prevention, early detection and treatment of diseases

Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project

Canada

Surveying Canadians to Assess the Prevalence of Common Food Allergies and Attitudes towards Food Labelling and Risk (SCAAALAR)

National study of prevalence of food allergies among the Canadian population and effectiveness of allergen warnings on food labels

Health Canada & AllerGen NCE Inc.

Canada, Provinces, Telephone#

Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS)

Collecting key information relevant to the health of Canadians to create national baseline data on major health concerns, illness, diseases undiagnosed, risk factors, and public health issues

Statistics Canada

Canada, Provinces and Territories, Rural Areas

Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD)

Information about Canadians whose everyday activities may be limited because of a condition or health-related problem. 

Statistics Canada

Canada, Provinces & Territories

Canadian Community Health Survey

Health indicator profile by age group and sex

Statistics Canada

Canada, Provinces and Territories, Health Regions, Peer Groups

Nipissing Developmental Screening Tool (Nipissing District Developmental Screen-NDDS) 

Tool used to identify delays in children up to 6 years of age and provide strategies to foster age appropriate development 

NDDS

Canada, US; used by parents, health and child care professionals

Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) 

Captures administrative, clinical and demographic information on hospital discharges (including deaths, sign-outs and transfers). 

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Canada, Provinces and Territories (excluding Quebec), Facilities

Combined Maternal Child Data

Provides an overview of the fiscal year maternal/newborn outcomes for hospitals within Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) in Ontario

BORN Ontario

Ontario, Health Regions, Best Start Neighbourhoods (contact PEDACs), Postal Code

Historical Birth Record Data (formely the Niday perinatal database)

Provides an overview of the fiscal year maternal/newborn outcomes for hospitals within Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) in Ontario

BORN Ontario (formerly Perinatal Partnership Program of Eastern and Southeastern Ontario (PPPESO))

Ontario, Health Regions, Postal Code

Ontario Student Drug Use Services

Survey that assesses the trends in student drug use, as well as their physical and mental health, in order to identify changes and risk or protective factors to drug use

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Ontario, Schools

Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance System

Telephone survey assessing risk behaviours of importance to public health for adults over 18 years of age; monitors public health issues

Institute for Social Research (York University)

Canada, Ontario, Health Units

Needle Drop Boxes and Take it Back! Pharmacies- Ottawa Public Health

Provides a listing of locations of needle drop boxes in Ottawa area 

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, Addresses

Flu Clinics- Ottawa Public Health

List of flu clinics with locations and hours provided by Ottawa Public Health

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, Addresses

Public Access Defibrillators- Ottawa

List of all the City of Ottawa Public Access Defibrillators, including site list and location at the site

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, City Wards, Addresses

Enhanced Street Youth Surveillance Study (E-SYS) 

Study that asseses street-involved youth in Ottawa regarding their risk-taking behaviours related to sex, drugs, and alcohol, their prevalence of STIs and blood-borne infections, as well as their access to support services

Ottawa Public Health 

City
Integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) The database used by public health units to report information on cases of reportable diseases to provincial health authorities and to the Public Health Agency of Canada 

Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa Public Health 

City