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Canadian Public Health Association

History of public health

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A significant accomplishment among CPHA's centenary activities, in 2010, is the completion of a history of public health in Canada. This is Public Health: A Canadian History is an interactive e-book. It's engaging, richly illustrated, suitable for a broad audience and available as a free download. Canadian public health history is now accessible and easy to share!

This is Public Health: A Canadian History is dedicated to public health advocates and activists who "fought the good fight," struggling to advance community health long before Canadian health systems were in place. This book provides a chronological history from the early colonial period until 1986, when the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion launched what many consider to be a new era in public health. The epilogue takes a look at more recent years.

Also available in Spanish / También disponible en español

This is Public Health: A Canadian History