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.
Health is a Return On
Investing in public health is
the smart and right thing to do. CPHA, in cooperation with the Canadian
Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century
and the Canadian
Network of Public Health Associations produced a short video entitled
Public Health: A Return on
Investment. Use this bilingual video to advocate for
making investments in public
health a priority.
CPHA 2013 Annual
The CPHA 2013 Annual
Conference will be the meeting place for more than 1000 public health
professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and
trainees from across the country and around the world June 9-12 in
- CPHA 2012
Report (PDF: 1m)
Annual Report was released to the
membership at its 2013 Annual Conference in Ottawa, Ontario on
June 10, 2013. The report provides highlights of CPHA’s activities in
2012 and documents performance against the Association’s Strategic
Legislation for Supervised Consumption
Government has introduced the
Respect for Communities
Act, which would require any potential applications for
drug consumption sites in Canada to meet clear criteria before such
can be considered.
Independent Expert Advisory
Panel on the XL Foods Inc Beef Recall
several months of interviews with a wide variety of government and
non-government organizations and individuals, the Independent Expert
Advisory Panel submitted its report
to Minister Ritz.
The panel made recommendations,
which focus on strengthening:
- prevention strategies and
- surveillance and trend
- incident management and recall
- communication with the public and stakeholders
about providing food safety
Cuisiner avec les ingrédients de
base Is Now
Canadian Public Health Association is pleased to announce that the
Shelf Cookbook”, entitled
ingrédients de base,” is now
Basic Shelf Cookbook is a very special cookbook because all the recipes
made from one list of low-cost, nutritious ingredients that make up what
call “the basic shelf.” Most of these ingredients can be kept for a long
in your cupboard without refrigeration.
Simulation Modeling for Public Health
On May 22, 2012,
CPHA hosted a workshop of experts from the fields of public health,
economics and economic modeling to explore the feasibility and utility
dynamic simulation modeling (or similar models) to demonstrate the
investments in disease prevention, health promotion and health
address the social determinants of health and health equity in Canada.
provides a summary of the workshop discussions and the suggested
‘next steps’. This workshop is part of CPHA’s Frontline Health: Beyond
Care initiative. CPHA is grateful to AstraZeneca Canada for its
support for this initiative.
New CPHA Position Statement on
The CPHA Position Statement on
Alcohol seeks to mobilize multi-sectoral actions to reduce the burden
of harms and costs associated with alcohol consumption in
Canada. This position statement alone will not effect change.
We need the public health community, politicians, law enforcement
personnel, provincial and municipal government officials and the
cooperation of alcohol retailers and licensing agencies to join with us
to instigate, influence and lead a comprehensive approach to alcohol
New CPHA Position Statement on Tobacco
Use in Canada
On December 7, the CPHA
Board approved a new position statement on tobacco and smoking.
The Winnable Battle: Ending
Tobacco Use in Canada is a forceful call to action for all
who care about public health to commit to the steady reduction and
ultimate eradication of tobacco use. It proposes the goal of a
tobacco-free Canada by the year 2035 and calls on all levels of
government, communities, public health practitioners and citizens to
work aggressively to achieve the specific intermediate targets.