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Canadian Public Health Association

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Creating a National Forum for Knowledge Exchange, Capacity Building and Collaboration to Address Infectious Diseases and Climate Change

The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) has been funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, through the Infectious Disease and Climate Change Fund for a project titled “Creating a national forum for knowledge exchange, capacity building and collaboration to address infectious diseases and climate change.” The project will run from July 2020 to March 2023.

The goal of the project is to increase the knowledge and capacity of, as well as collaborations among, professionals and providers across Canada so that they can inform and educate their communities and respond to the increasing demands posed by climate change and infectious diseases. Through scoping and engagement activities we will determine what work is being done at national, provincial/territorial, regional and local levels.

Our objectives are to ensure that professionals and providers have:

  • access to evidence-informed resources, capacity building tools and networks needed to support accurate guidance and advice for populations, communities and clients concerning climate change and infectious diseases; and,
  • the knowledge and capacity to better predict and respond to climate change and infectious diseases in their communities.

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