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Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention


The work of PHO’s Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (HPCDIP) covers a broad range of public health topics, including:

  • health promotion
  • chronic disease and injury prevention
  • health equity and health equity impact assessment
  • family health, including: reproductive, child, and youth health
  • mental health promotion
  • substance misuse prevention
  • oral health
  • comprehensive tobacco control
  • health communication
  • social marketing
  • alcohol policy
  • policy and by-law development
  • program planning and evaluation
  • and many more

The department supports Ontario’s public health system, community health care intermediaries, and partner ministries in three primary ways:

Knowledge synthesis and evaluation
 Health promotion capacity building
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We provide evidence to guide action, improve health outcomes, and reduce health inequities by completing syntheses on various topics and undertaking intervention, evaluation, and other HPCDIP research.

We assist our clients to plan, conduct, and evaluate evidence-based interventions that promote health and prevent chronic disease and injury.


Applied public health research
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We undertake applied public health research in priority areas related to healthy human development, healthy active living, the built environment, and health equity, as well as implementation and dissemination research.

Contact us to find out more about our scientists and applied research projects.


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