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Alberta Public Health Association

The Alberta Public Health Association (APHA) is a provincial not-for-profit association that strengthens the impact of those who promote and protect the health of the public by speaking out for health, advocating on issues that affect health, and facilitating educational and networking opportunities.

Arctic Health Research Network

Arctic Health Research Network (AHRN) is a Canadian tri-territorial health research network linking northern regions, with a mandate to improve health outcomes through research.

BC Healthy Communities

BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) supports community groups and local governments to assess, enhance and mobilize the capacities they need to continually create and improve community well-being.

BC Healthy Living Alliance

The BC Healthy Living Alliance (BCHLA) has a mission to improve the health of all British Columbians through leadership and collaboration to address the risk factors and health inequities that contribute significantly to chronic disease.

Caledon Institute of Social Policy

The Caledon Institute is a social policy think tank that conducts research and analysis, seeks to inform and influence public opinion, and fosters public discussion on poverty and social policy.

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social and economic justice.

Canadian Medical Association

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is a voluntary, professional organization representing Canadian physicians. In 2013, they began a campaign to move the social determinants of health higher on the healthcare agenda.

Canadian Nurses Association

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is the national professional voice of Canada’s registered nurses, representing nearly 139,000 nurses.

Canadian Public Health Association

The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is a national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada with links to the international public health community.

Centre for Urban Health Initiatives

The Centre for Urban Health Initiatives (CUHI) was one of seven research centres established in 2004 by the CIHR’s Institute of Population and Public Health under its Centres for Research Development program.

Community Health Nurses of Canada

Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) is the “national voice to represent and promote community health nursing and the health of communities.”

Edmonton Social Planning Council

The Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) focuses on social research – particularly in the areas of low income and poverty.

First Nation Information Governance Centre

The First Nation Information Governance Centre provides information, research, training, data collection, analysis and dissemination services to First Nations at the community, regional and national levels.

Growing Food Security in Alberta

Growing Food Security in Alberta (GFSA) engages Albertans in strategies to ensure secure access to adequate amounts of safe, nutritious, culturally appropriate food for everyone, produced in an environmentally sustainable way and provided in a manner that promotes human dignity.

Health Canada

Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health.

Health Nexus

Health Nexus (formerly the Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse) is a registered charitable organization that supports the development and implementation of prevention and health promotion strategies that aim to enhance well-being and reduce health inequities.

Health Officers’ Council of BC

Health Officers’ Council of BC (HOC) is a registered society of British Columbia public health physicians who, among other activities, advise and advocate for public policies and programs directed to improving the health of populations.

Healthy Populations Institute

The Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) formerly Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre mission is improving population health and promoting health equity by understanding and influencing the complex conditions that impact the health of communities.

Human Development Council

The Human Development Council identifies and addresses social issues in Greater Saint John through research, information, coordination and networking.

Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP)

The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) is an interdisciplinary research network in British Columbia focused on promoting equity in developmental and educational outcomes for children.

Indigenous Peoples Resource Centre

The Indigenous Peoples Resource Centre (IPRC) is a collaboration among the Universities of Regina, First Nations of Canada, and the province of Saskatchewan, with support from Aboriginal and health organizations. Determinants of health are a required aspect of all their research.

Institut national de santé publique du Quebec

The Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) is a government organization founded in 1998 to improve the coordination, development and use of expertise in public health.

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is the national Inuit organization in Canada, representing four Inuit regions – Nunatsiavut (Labrador), Nunavik (northern Quebec), Nunavut, and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in the Northwest Territories.

Léa-Roback Research Centre

The Léa-Roback Research Centre focuses on social disparities in the population and the effects these have on the health of individuals.

Manitoba Centre for Health Policy

The Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) is a research centre of excellence within the Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba that conducts population-based research on health services, population and public health, and the social determinants of health.

Manitoba Public Health

Manitoba Public Health is a provincial government department that oversees health care services available to Manitobans.

Manitoba Public Health Association

The mission of the Manitoba Public Health Association (MPHA) is to work with many sectors to influence emerging and re-emerging health, social, environmental and economic policy decisions to improve the quality of life and well-being of Manitobans.

National Aboriginal Health Organization

The National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) is a knowledge based organization that advances and promotes the health and well-being of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy

The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) focuses on healthy public policy: policy that potentially enhances populations’ health by having a positive impact on the social, economic, and environmental determinants of health.

National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health

The National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) supports First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in realizing their public health goals and reducing the health inequities that currently exist for Indigenous populations in Canada.

New Brunswick Health Council

The New Brunswick Health Council is a public body created by the Government of New Brunswick to promote and improve health system performance.

Niagara Region Public Health

Niagara Region Public Health addresses public health needs through health protection, disease prevention, health promotion, and injury prevention programs.

Northern Health

Northern Health provides health services and promotes health for northern and rural populations in British Columbia.

Ontario Public Health Association

The Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a strong, unified, independent voice for all citizens committed to improving the health of all Ontarians.

People Assessing Their Health

People Assessing Their Health (PATH) is a network of organizations and individuals sharing ideas and resources to build healthy communities in northeastern Nova Scotia, Canada.

Population Health Improvement Research Network

The Population Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN) is a province-wide network linking population health researchers and community partners in order to improve the health of Ontarians and the sustainability of the health care system.

Provincial Health Services Authority BC

The Provincial Health Services Authority works in partnership with regional health authorities in providing, coordinating, and evaluating specialty health services across British Columbia.

Public Health Agency of Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is the main Government of Canada agency responsible for public health in Canada.

Public Health Association of BC

The Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) is a voluntary, non-profit, non-government organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the public’s health.

Public Health Association of Nova Scotia

The Public Health Association of Nova Scotia (PHANS) advocates for policy change on issues that affect health, responds to community health issues and concerns, and raises public and professional awareness of health issues.

Quajigiartiit Health Research Centre

The Quajigiartiit Health Research Centre’s (AHRN-NU) goal is to enable health research to be conducted locally, by northerners, and with communities in a supportive, safe, culturally-sensitive and ethical environment.

Region of Waterloo Public Health

Region of Waterloo Public Health works to create healthy and supportive communities through various health promotion, disease prevention and health protection actions, often in partnership with others.

Regional Health Authority Central Manitoba

The Regional Health Authority Central Manitoba (RHA Central) provides health care services, including prevention programs, to the people of Central Manitoba, and builds partnerships with the community.

Rural Development Institute, Brandon University

Brandon University’s Rural Development Institute (RDI) is a centre for excellence in rural development, helping to strengthen rural and northern communities through research and information on issues unique to these areas.

Santé Montréal

Santé Montréal provides health and social services in Montreal.

Saskatchewan Public Health Association

The Saskatchewan Public Health Association (SPHA) promotes the health of Saskatchewan people and their environment through education, advocacy and empowerment.

Saskatoon Health Region

Saskatoon Health Region is the largest health region in the province, serving approximately 300,000 local residents.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is a public health agency that partners with community organizations to offer programs and services that address the social determinants.

Social Determinants of Health Listserv

The Social Determinants of Health listserv is a very active determinants of health listserv maintained by Dennis Raphael, professor of health policy at the School of Health Policy and Management at York University.

Social Planning and Research Council of BC

The Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) focuses on social justice issues and works together with communities on accessibility, community development, income security and social planning.

Sudbury & District Health Unit

The Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) is an accredited public health agency committed to improving health and reducing social inequities in health through evidence-informed practice.

The Food Action Research Centre

The Food Action Research Centre works to enhance capacity to address food insecurity in collaboration with students, faculty, community members, practitioners, and decision/policy-makers.

Upstream: Institute for a Healthy Society

Upstream is a non-profit organization working to make the discourse around social determinants of health widely accessible through evidence-based, people-centred ideas.

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority is a regional health authority that provides health services to more than a million residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver’s North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola the Central Coast and the surrounding areas.

Vancouver Island Health Authority

The Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) provides health services to residents of Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet.

Wellesley Institute

The Wellesley Institute engages in research, policy and community mobilization to advance population health.

Women’s Health Research Network

The Women’s Health Research Network (WHRN) was funded from 2005-2010 and brought together innovative groupings of gender and women’s health researchers and research collaborations drawn from academic, health service, policy and community settings.

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