Alberta Perinatal Professionals Electronic Library (APPEL)

Information about APPEL

The Alberta Perinatal Professionals Electronic Library is an electronic library that includes preconception, antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and newborn health education modules for health professionals.

This suite of interactive support tools is available on a web based electronic platform, accessible 24 hours 7 days a week. The goal of APPEL is to:

  • Build community capacity for perinatal health care professionals
  • Sustain and enhance the availability and quality of perinatal health services
  • Enhance the learning and skill development of health professionals
  • Positively influence the recruitment and retention of perinatal health professionals in all jurisdictions

The APPEL initiative represents an innovative approach to support the practice of professionals providing perinatal care regardless of the location of their practice. The APPEL mitigates the geographical challenge of health professionals seeking to keep their practice sustainable. Access to the APPEL is currently restricted to Alberta Health Services, Health Canada in Albert and Northwest Territories health professionals and is achieved through requests from managers of hospitals, facilities and public health units.