About IPPHThe Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is Canada's major federal funding agency for health research. Its objective is to excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system. The CIHR Institutes support individuals, groups and communities of researchers for the purpose of implementing, within its mandate, the objective of the CIHR.
The Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) was created by the Governing Council of CIHR with a very broad mandate, one that is inherently integrative. While there are many national Institutes of Public Health in the world, there appears to be only one "Institute of Population and Public Health." The rationale behind this dual focus is critical to this Institute's strategic plan, since the history of these two fields in Canada is not widely appreciated.
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