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.
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.
May 26-29, 2014 •
Public Health 2014 (CPHA’s annual conference) will
celebrate over 100 years of public health advancements and is the
must-attend conference for the public health community.
2014 plays a critical role in the public health research,
practice and policy environments by providing a national forum for
discussing what works in public health.
Plagues and How We are Causing Them
Bird Flu to Mad Cow to West Nile Virus, dangerous emerging
diseases may not be simple accidents of nature. According to
veterinarian and journalist Mark Walters, humans are contributing to –
if not overtly causing – some of the scariest epidemics of our time. By
emitting carbon, feeding naturally herbivorous cows “recycled animal
protein,” clear-cutting forests, and otherwise changing the environment,
we are inviting disease. Through human stories and cutting-edge
science, Walters explores the origins of our contemporary plagues – the
first step to stopping them.
Health is a Return On
Investing in public health is
the smart and right thing to do. CPHA in cooperation with the Canadian
Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century
and the Canadian
Network of Public Health Associations produced a short video entitled
Public Health: A Return on
Investment. Use this bilingual video to advocate for
making investments in public
health a priority.
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
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CPHA Position Statement on
The CPHA Position Statement on
Alcohol seeks to mobilize multi-sectoral actions to reduce the burden
of harms and costs associated with alcohol consumption in
Canada. This position statement alone will not effect change.
We need the public health community, politicians, law enforcement
personnel, provincial and municipal government officials and the
cooperation of alcohol retailers and licensing agencies to join with us
to instigate, influence and lead a comprehensive approach to alcohol
CPHA Position Statement on Tobacco
Use in Canada
On December 7, the CPHA
Board approved a new position statement on tobacco and smoking.
The Winnable Battle: Ending
Tobacco Use in Canada is a forceful call to action for all
who care about public health to commit to the steady reduction and
ultimate eradication of tobacco use. It proposes the goal of a
tobacco-free Canada by the year 2035 and calls on all levels of
government, communities, public health practitioners and citizens to
work aggressively to achieve the specific intermediate targets.