Promoting and protecting the health of the public through advocacy, partnerships and education

Public Health

Public health has been defined as the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations public and private, communities and individuals.

Public health focuses on:

  1. Disease/Injury Prevention
  2. Health Promotion
  3. Health Protection
  4. Health Assessment
  5. Health Surveillance

Key Resources

  A New Perspective on the Health of Canadians (Lalonde Report - 1974)

  PHAC Population Health Approach

  Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion

  Report on the State of Public Health in Canada

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