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HPI January Lunch & Learn Events

Harm Reduction: Saving lives through compassion, respect, and dignity

Speaker: Cindy MacIsaac, Direction180 & Mainline

19 January 2018 | 12-1pm

CHEB (5793 University Ave.) | Room 311


Cindy MacIsaac, Executive Director of Direction 180 Methadone Clinic in Halifax, will be speaking on the importance of harm reduction for people who use drugs in Atlantic Canada, and describing the public health role of community health workers and organizations, such as Direction 180 and the Mainline Needle Exchange (both programs of the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre). This session will be of interest to all those studying and researching harm reduction approaches in public health.


Personal Paths and Public Health in the Federal World

Speakers from Health Canada:  Lynn Humber (FNIHB) & Sharon Young (PHAC)

23 January 2018 | 12-1pm

CHEB (5793 University Ave.) | Room 150


Lynn Humber (Atlantic Region Communicable Disease Control Coordinator for Health’s Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch) and Sharon Young (Program Consultant at the Public Health Agency of Canada) will be speaking on relationships between research and public policy in the field of public health, and sharing their experiences as public health practitioners in the federal public service. This session will be of interest to students interested in working in and with the public sector.

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HPI at CPHA - Public Health 2017

The Canadian Public Health Conference - Public Healh 2017 - was in Halifax from June 5th to June 8th. Several HPI Research Scholars presented

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Celebrating the Launch of Froogie

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, the Healthy Populations Institute proudly launched a new smartphone app designed to encourage families to eat more fruits and vegetables.

Thanks to all who made the event possible, including Heart & Stroke, the research team, community partners, and the Dalhousie community.

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