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.


  • Make Your Vote Count! CPHA Elections 2014
    The field of public health is diverse and broad and this year’s call for nominees resulted in members across the country, from different sectors and with diverse backgrounds standing for election. To increase the profile of our candidates and our elections process, we are posting their profiles online so you can review them before you cast your ballots.

Travel Immunization Record
  • Travel Immunization Record
    Help safeguard your patients’ regular and specialized immunizations by offering them CPHA’s Travel Immunization Record. The convenient size makes it easy and practical to carry in a passport and other travel documents. Orders received by November 28 will receive an additional 25% savings when you place your order online. To take advantage of this special offer, enter the code TRAVEL when placing your order. For more information, contact CPHA Publication Sales online or call 613-725-3769, ext. 211
  • 2014 Canadian Immunization Conference
    December 2-4, 2014
    Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

    Public health practitioners, health care providers, vaccine providers, researchers, immunization policy-makers and program managers, vaccine manufacturers, academics, students and other stakeholders who contribute to Canada’s vaccination system will gather to demonstrate their commitment to immunization as an important public health measure.
  • Can I tell you about Anxiety?
    Megan, a young girl with an anxiety disorder, invites readers to learn about anxiety from her perspective, helping them to understand why she sometimes feels anxious and how this affects her thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
2014 Canadian Immunization Conference
  • CPHA applauds appointment of Dr. Gregory Taylor as Canada’s second Chief Public Health Officer
    The Canadian Public Health Association congratulates Dr. Gregory Taylor on his appointment as the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada. Dr. Taylor is a strong leader who is committed to public health in Canada and globally. He has excellent ties to the public health community in Canada and a long-standing relationship with the Federal government. Canadians will be well served with Dr. Taylor in this important position.

  • Examples of Health Literacy in Practice
    Examples of Health Literacy in Practice resource provides a snapshot of the substantial and varied range of work taking place to address health literacy in Canada. This resource provides information on some of the approaches that can inform health literacy activities, programs and policies.

  • Frontline Health: 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 sectors.


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