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:
- Circumpolar Health Observatory
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.
- 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 Aboriginal 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 Institute of Community-Based Research
A Canadian research group based in the capital city of Canada’s Yukon Territory, Whitehorse.
- Barents Health and Social Programme
The Barents Health Cooperation Programme was launched in March 1999 and marked new emphasis on health and medical-related issues in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region.
- Institute for Circumpolar Health Research
A multi-discipline oriented health research institute based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
- Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies
The Institute aims to develop new solutions to health problems in Alaska and the circumpolar north. The Institute provides support and coordination for health research, information, and training.
- Norwegian Polar Institute
The Norwegian Polar Institute is Norway’s central institution for research, environmental monitoring and mapping of the polar regions.
- Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre
A Nunavut based health research centre that focuses on Inuit and Western epistemologies and methodologies.
- Thule Institute Circumpolar Health and Wellbeing
This programme studies wellbeing, health and health care, health risks and adaptation to the northern environment. The research programme emphasizes the northern point of view: man is considered as a physical, cultural and social actor in the northern environment and society.
- University of the Arctic
The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, and other organizations committed to higher education and research in the North. Our members share resources, facilities, and expertise.
- University of Iceland Centre of Public Health Sciences
The Centre is the University of Iceland’s research institute in the field of public health. Research is conducted in collaboration with Icelandic and international professionals in the field.
- University of Laval ArcticNet
ArcticNet is a Network of Centres of Excellence that brings together scientists and managers in the natural, human health and social sciences with their partners in Inuit organizations, northern communities, federal and provincial agencies and the private sector to study the impacts of climate change in the coastal Canadian Arctic.
- University of Tromsø: Arctic University of Norway
The University of Tromsø is the northernmost university of the world.
- Arctic Council
The Ottawa Declaration of 1996 formally established the Arctic Council as a high level intergovernmental forum to provide a means for promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, with the involvement of the Arctic Indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues.
- Indigenous Peoples at the Arctic Council
The Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat is a support Secretariat for the International Indigenous Peoples’ Organisations that are Permanent Participants to the Arctic Council.
- Northern Forum
The Northern Forum is a non-profit, international organization composed of sub-national or regional governments from eight northern countries.
- Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North
RAIPON and its members devotes themselves to creating a community where people of the northern Russia can meet and exchange their experiences.
- Saami Council
The Saami Council is a voluntary Saami organization (a non-governmental organization), with Saami member organizations in Finland, Russia, Norway and Sweden.
- 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.