Public health data

How the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) gathers and uses data to help protect and improve people's health

Services and information

Gathering data

How we gather public health data

Using data

Why and how we use public health data

Protecting privacy

How we respect and protect your privacy when we gather and use public health data


Public health data projects on Health Infobase

Data profile: Primary care electronic medical records

Why and how PHAC will use primary care electronic medical record data

Education and resources

Open data

Government of Canada datasets, examples of how others use data, learn about data storytelling

Automated decision systems

Responsible use of computer systems that make decisions

On social media

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