Public Health Ontario is the new operating name for the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion
Effective June 14, 2011, the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (OAHPP) will operate under a new name: Public Health Ontario, or Santé publique Ontario in French. The new name, Public Health Ontario, is a distinctive, easy-to-say name that reflects our provincial role in protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health. Our new tagline, “Partners for health” emphasizes our philosophy of collaborating with others to achieve shared goals. The new identity reflects Public Health Ontario’s role as a hub organization that links public health practitioners, front-line health workers and researchers to the best scientific intelligence and knowledge from around the world.
While our operating name has changed, many things remain the same, including our mission to support our partners in making informed decisions, and by providing credible scientific advice and practical tools. It is important to note that our email addresses and telephone numbers will not change. We are committed to avoiding waste and to being fiscally and environmentally responsible. Over time, Public Health Ontario’s print and web-based materials and signage will evolve to reflect the new name and visual identity, and we will replace stock as supplies are depleted. Our legal name will still be used on many legal and business documents including invoices, cheques, requests for services and contracts.
Our website has a refreshed look and the homepage has been reorganized with our users in mind. It is currently accessible by two addresses: www.oahpp.ca and www.publichealthontario.ca (shared with the public health portal), for a transition period.
For more information about Public Health Ontario and initiatives underway, explore our website, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 647-260-7100.