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Federal government agency whose role is to promote health, prevent and control chronic diseases and injuries, prevent and control infectious diseases, prepare for and respond to public health emergencies, serve as a central point for sharing Canada's expertise with the rest of the world, apply international research and development to Canada's public health programs, strengthen intergovernmental collaboration on public health and facilitate national approaches to public health policy and planning

Provides contributions and grants to community groups and organizations to address regional health priority issues

Programs Available

Major programs include:

Healthy Child Development Section

  • Community Action Program for Children (CAPC)
  • Canada's Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)
  • Aboriginal Head Start Program (AHS)

Population Health Section

  • AIDS Community Action Program
  • Hepatitis C Prevention and Community-Based Support Fund
  • Canadian Diabetes Strategy
  • Healthy Living Program

Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit

  • Works to increase Canada's preparedness for and ability to respond to any public health emergency, including pandemic influenza
Main Office
180 Queen St W 11th Fl
M5V 3L7

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