What is the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health?
We are one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada. Our focus is on the social and economic factors that influence the health of Canadians. We translate and share evidence with public health organizations and practitioners to influence interrelated determinants and advance health equity.
The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) is based in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and is hosted by St. Francis Xavier University.
Who is the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health for?
Our products and services are available and relevant to all organizations that make up the public health sector in Canada, including
- Health authorities/health units
- Ministries of health and public health agencies (provincial and federal)
- Public health associations
- The practitioners, decision makers and researchers that work within public health
What is our role?
The purposes of all National Collaborating Centres for Public Health are knowledge translation, network development, and knowledge gap identification.
Our centre is unique, because all of our activity is related to the social determinants of health and/or health equity, and we focus specifically on public health organizations and practitioners. Through various products and services, we work to advance knowledge, foster knowledge use, and accelerate network development.
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