Public Health Agency of Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada empowers Canadians to improve their health. In partnership with others, its activities focus on preventing disease and injuries, promoting good physical and mental health, and providing information to support informed decision making. It values scientific excellence and provides national leadership in response to public health threats.
We are a federal institution that is part of the Health portfolio.
Services and information
Find notices of disease outbreaks or possible health risks to Canadians. Get information on how to protect yourself.
Learn about diseases, vaccination, blood, organ and tissue donation and keeping clean.
Discover what may decrease or increase your risks for different long-term health issues.
Find help to prepare for safe travel anywhere. Avoid disease, illness or other safety risks away from home.
Access the latest food recalls or learn about food allergies, illness and handling food safely.
Learn about immunizing and vaccines, including vaccine-preventable diseases, schedules and Canada's vaccine safety network.
Learn about how we prepare to keep the public safe from epidemics or other possible threats.
Learn to improve health at all life stages and about the risks of substance abuse, smoking and tobacco.
Get the facts about injuries and how to prevent them, at work or home, for any age.
Information on biosafety standards, training, pathogen hazards, exposure reporting, registration, permits, containment and operational requirements.
We collect facts on health methods, how disease spreads, the safe handling of viruses, blood, medicine and more.
Plan a career in public health or access tools, networks and training for public health specialists.
Read about our grants and contributions programs, how and why we give funding and who has had funding from us.
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From food or product recalls to the latest health science, get the news from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Department of Health Act
- Public Health Agency of Canada Act
- Human Pathogens and Toxins Act
- Quarantine Act
- Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada Guidelines on Public Engagement
- Chief Public Health Officer's Reports on the State of Public Health in Canada
- Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR)
- FluWatch 2012-2013
- 2013 West Nile Virus Data
- 2012 HIV/AIDS Attitudinal Tracking Survey
- Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System 1999/2000-2010/2011
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