Welcome to CPHA
The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is the national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada. CPHA’s members believe in universal and equitable access to the basic conditions which are necessary to achieve health for all Canadians.
for Submissions - Public Health 2015
2015 is the meeting place for the public health community to connect,
collaborate, innovate, inspire, share and learn. The Steering Committee
invites submissions for presentations for its scientific program.
Support for a National Inquiry Concerning Missing and Murdered
The Canadian Public
Health Association (CPHA) supports the calls for a national inquiry into
missing and murdered Aboriginal women originating from the Assembly of
Nations, the Native Women’s Association of Canada, other First Nations,
and Métis peoples associations, the families of the missing and
the Premiers of Canada’s provincial and territorial governments.
Your Vote Count! CPHA Elections
The field of public health is
diverse and broad and this year’s call for
nominees resulted in members across the country, from different sectors
and with diverse backgrounds standing for election. To increase
the profile of our candidates and our elections process, we are posting
their profiles online so you can review them before you cast your
Help safeguard your patients’
regular and specialized
immunizations by offering them CPHA’s Travel Immunization Record. The
size makes it easy and practical to carry in a passport and other travel
documents. Orders received by November 28 will receive an
savings when you place your order online.
advantage of this special offer, enter the code
order. For more information, contact CPHA Publication Sales online or call 613-725-3769,
Discussion Paper on Managing Illegal Psychoactive
psychoactive substances are currently managed from a criminal justice
perspective, while strong evidence shows
that a better approach exists – a public health approach. The
of this paper is to start a conversation about improving how we manage
illegal psychoactive substances in Canada.
Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa,
Public health practitioners, health care providers, vaccine providers, researchers, immunization policy-makers and program managers, vaccine manufacturers, academics, students and other stakeholders who contribute to Canada’s vaccination system will gather to demonstrate their commitment to immunization as an important public health measure.
Can I tell you
Megan, a young girl with
anxiety disorder, invites readers to learn about anxiety from her
helping them to understand why she sometimes feels anxious and how this
her thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
CPHA applauds appointment of Dr. Gregory Taylor as Canada’s second Chief Public Health Officer
The Canadian Public Health Association congratulates Dr. Gregory Taylor on his appointment as the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada. Dr. Taylor is a strong leader who is committed to public health in Canada and globally. He has excellent ties to the public health community in Canada and a long-standing relationship with the Federal government. Canadians will be well served with Dr. Taylor in this important position.
of Health Literacy in Practice
of Health Literacy in Practice resource provides a snapshot
of the substantial
and varied range of work taking place to address health literacy in
This resource provides information on some of the approaches that can
health literacy activities, programs and policies.
Canada and the Ottawa Hospital Research
Institute have collaborated to develop ImmunizeCA, a free app for smart phones and
devices that will help Canadians keep track of their vaccinations.
of this application has been made possible through funding from the
Health Agency of Canada.
Beyond Health Care
CPHA has a
long and recognized history of work on the social determinants of
health. We are proud of this legacy and our hope is to create a
discussion around the social determinants of health both within the
public health community as well as with the public, as a means of
moving the social determinants of health agenda forward with political
leaders and decision-makers in other