Public Health

Hude Quan WHO collaboration

Developing powerful solutions for better health and health care

Advances in medical care and public health policy in the last century have helped increase the average life span by 25 years. From delivering immunization programs, improving care for people with chronic conditions to addressing underlying factors such as poverty, education and food security, pioneers in public health are identifying solutions and advocating for action.

The well-being of our society depends on the health of the people in it. Countries and economies cannot be healthy and thrive when our people are sick. We know that children, youth and adults from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds are most vulnerable to gaps in health.

Led by the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, researchers at the Cumming School of Medicine are making an impact here and around the world. Our expertise, combined with strong community partnerships position us to develop solutions and policies that will benefit our city, province, nation and the world.

We are strategically positioned through well-established partnerships with government and health system decision-makers to leverage our ideas to inform and improve health policy, as well as make key changes within our health system. 

Your support will help us shape the future of public health by bringing ideas and actions together to improve the health of individuals and populations.