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Time for Health

A multilevel intervention to promote healthy eating in children and their families



We are pleased to announce that, effective immediately, the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (AHPRC) will be known as the Healthy Populations Institute (HPI).

This name change represents a re-positioning of our research efforts to focus on understanding and promoting the conditions necessary for healthy populations. Reducing health inequities, by creating impacts at the population level, builds on our history and will be key to our future work. Our research and supporting activities are now organized around four clusters: Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing; Youth and Healthy Aging; Health of Marginalized Populations; and Implementation Science.

In the next few weeks and months we will share our new email and website address, and our plans for celebrating our renewed directions.
We are very excited about our future as the Healthy Populations Institute (HPI), and look forward to working collaboratively with our extensive network of partners to improve and sustain the health of populations.

Best regards,
Lois Jackson, Scientific Director, and
Maureen Summers, Managing Director

What's new


CIHR Sparking Population Health Solutions: Research for a healthier future


Call for Catalytic Questions


There is an urgency to increase the relevance and timeliness of research to address society’s biggest problems. Researchers and funders need to respond to these challenges. We are issuing a Call for Catalytic Questions to accelerate a forward-looking research agenda for where the field of population health intervention research (PHIR) needs to go next.

The questions will be discussed and finalized at the Summit on Thursday, April 28 to ignite the pursuit of future research and inform future research funding priorities in Canada or internationally. The final questions are expected to be included in dissemination products arising from the summit that will be distributed to researchers, decision-makers and research funders.

Deadline for questions is Monday, February 29, 2016.


Order of Canada Appointment - Fred Wien

We congratulate Fred Wien, professor emeritus in the School of Social Work for being named to the Order of Canada


A Spectacular Supervisor - Sara Kirk


Sara Kirk, AHPRC Research Scholar and Canada Research Chair in Health Services Research at the School of Health and Human Performance, is the inaugural recipient of Dalhousie's teaching award for excellence in graduate supervision.