Promoting and protecting the health of the public through advocacy, partnerships and education
Founded in 1910, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is the independent voice for public health in Canada with links to the international community. As the only Canadian non-governmental organization focused exclusively on public health, CPHA is uniquely positioned to advise decision-makers about public health system reform and to guide initiatives to help safeguard the personal and community health of Canadians and people around the world.
CPHA is a national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association. CPHA’s members believe in universal and equitable access to the basic conditions which are necessary to achieve health for all.
Make Alberta Better is a new campaign by Wellness Alberta to secure provincial government support for the creation of a well-financed, effective and sustainable Wellness Foundation. The proposed foundation will tackle the enormous impact of chronic disease and injury through proven prevention strategies.
Wellness Alberta is asking the government to double this investment and to direct the funding to the creation of a new Wellness Foundation that will be sustained for many years to come
The Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention (formerly the Alberta Policy Coalition for Cancer Prevention) was originally funded in 2009 by the Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund (Alberta Health Services). The APCCP represents a broad range of practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and community organizations who have come together to coordinate efforts, generate evidence and advocate for policy change in order to reduce chronic disease in Alberta.
Campaign for a Smoke-Free Alberta
The Campaign for a Smoke-Free Alberta is a coalition of prominent health
organizations that are working together to reduce tobacco use in
Alberta. Their goals are to reduce tobacco product sales to minors, reduce tobacco affordability for youth, hold the tobacco industry accountable and invest in tobacco reduction.
Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association is a not-for-profit
organization committed to building healthier and happier communities and
citizens by developing and promoting recreation and parks. They deliver a variety of programs that enhance the quality of life of Albertans, offer innovative solutions and services, foster growth and development and organize sector events.
National Collaborating Centre for
Determinants of Health
The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health works towards integrating health equity and the social determinants of health into Canadian public health practice. They provide the Canadian public health community with knowledge and resources to take action on the social determinants of health, to close the gap between those who are most and least healthy. They work with the public health field to move knowledge into action-in practice, in policy and in decision making- to achieve societal improvements that result in health for all.