Dec. 15, 2022

Strengthening Public Health Systems in Canada

CPHA launches advocacy campaign to strengthen public health systems in Canada

The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) has launched a major advocacy campaign calling for governments across Canada to strengthen the structural foundations of Canada’s public health systems, making them cohesive, comprehensive and accountable.  As a first step in this campaign, our brief Strengthening Public Health Systems in Canada asks for federal leadership to:

  • Underpin systems with a common understanding of core public health functions;
  • Define a shared set of population health goals to shape services and accountabilities;
  • Update a detailed, modernized set of public health workforce competencies;
  • Develop accessible online professional training for the public health workforce; and
  • Reshape governance practices to translate public health efforts and expertise for a greater impact.

Get involved with this campaign!