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Canadian Public Health Association

Canadian Public Health Association


We are the independent national voice and trusted advocate for public health, speaking up for people and populations to all levels of government.

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How much should the public know about COVID-19 cases? It depends who you ask

March 31, 2020 The line between transparency and privacy is one that public health officials across the country are wrestling with, according to Ian Culbert, executive director of the Canadian Public Health Association. He said knowing more about the outbreak in their community could help people follow advice …

80-year-old quarantine poster offers perspective

March 31, 2020 According to the Canadian Public Health Association, the first known outbreak of polio in Canada happened in 1910 after the death of a young girl in Hamilton, not far from Dunnville. She had been misdiagnosed with rabies, a sign of the difficulties polio would cause patients and public health offic…

COVID-19: Keep calm and hibernate

March 30, 2020 The Canadian Public Health Association recently likened our nation-wide stay-at-home order to that of a bear at the beginning of winter, writing “When a bear goes into hibernation, they do it for the health of their community and themselves… Hibernation slows the spread of disease and viruses among…
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We promote the public health perspective and evidence to government leaders and policy-makers. We are a catalyst for change that improves health and well-being for all.

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As an independent, non-governmental organization, we provide timely, evidence-informed public health guidance and perspectives to public health professionals and policy makers.

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Commitment to truth and reconciliation


 

CPHA's office is located on the original, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people. They have been the guardians of this land for millennia and CPHA is grateful for the example their stewardship provides. CPHA is committed to working with all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their governments in realizing meaningful truth and reconciliation.

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