Public Health Infrastructure
The public health infrastructure in Canada is complex and varied partly due to the distribution of responsibilities between the federal, provincial, territorial and Indigenous governments. This infrastructure is composed of an ensemble of systems including various governance structures composed of organizations with varied mandates and financing, of a workforce with multiple competencies and of institutions offering training and pursuing research. Taken together, these elements are essential for protecting and improving population health and well-being, for reducing health inequalities and for health systems viability.
In this section, we will publish a series of 13 profiles describing provincial and territorial public health systems, with supplementary methodological materials. These resources will help public health professionals, researchers, students and decision makers to navigate these complex systems. They may also help inform reflection and decision making about reinforcing public health systems in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To consult our resources on Public Health Infrastructure, click on the link below: