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.
Sex Work in Canada: A Public Health Perspective
The exchange of sexual services for money or goods has taken place in one form or another since the dawn of time and will likely continue for the foreseeable future. Public Health works within this context and acknowledges the real life situation involved in sex work. The goal of a Public Health approach is to make sex work safe for both the sex worker and client. In response to the ongoing debate regarding sex work, CPHA developed a position statement on sex work in Canada that addresses the issue from a public health perspective.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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