July 21, 2017 - March 31, 2021CPHA has been funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, through the Immunization Partnership Fund to undertake the Creation of a Canadian Immunization Resource Centre project. The project aims to offer access to the latest evidence-based products, resources and tools via the Canadian Vaccination Evidence Resource and Exchange Centre (CANVax). CANVax is an online database of curated resources to support immunization program planning and promotional activities to improve vaccine acceptance and uptake in Canada.
April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2022The prevention, treatment and management of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) - such as HIV, hepatitis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and human papillomavirus - continue to represent important public health issues in Canada. CPHA, in collaboration with various professionals, organizations and individuals with living experience, has developed a suite of professional development and knowledge translation resources focused on the reduction of stigma associated with sexuality, substance use and STBBIs.
A Public Health Approach to Cannabis (and Other Substances): Prevention, Health Promotion, Surveillance and Capacity Building
December 1, 2016 - March 31, 2019
CPHA has been funded by Health Canada, through the Substance Use and Addictions Program, to undertake a project entitled “A public health approach to cannabis (and other substances): Prevention, health promotion, surveillance and capacity building”. To support a public health approach to cannabis (and other substances), CPHA will engage a range of individuals and organizations from the health, public health and social service communities to enhance their knowledge of, and capacity to address issues related to cannabis and other substance use. Overal…
December 1, 2015 - December 1, 2018
Canadians are increasingly concerned about managing the risks their children assume, and often limit their access to the benefits of risky, self-directed play. Risky play provides children the opportunity to explore their personal limits, and learn to manage risk and work with other people. Meanwhile the concerns of city and school board officials are focused on increased insurance liability costs and the likelihood of tort law suits that might result from accidents in play areas and school grounds. This short-term approach plays against the longer term benefits of providing children the o…