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Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide: Evidence, Policy & Politics

November 23rd 3:00 – 5:00 PM
ROOM 3157, Dentistry Building

The PhD Health Program and Healthy Populations Institute invite you to attend our graduate seminar series, Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide: Evidence, Policy and Politics.  



Leah Cahill, RD PhD. Howard Webster Dept. of Medicine Research Chair; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine; HPI Associate Research Scholar

Catherine Mah, MD FRCPC PhD. Associate Professor, Faculty of Health, HPI Associate Research Scholar

Katherine Fierlbeck, PhD. Professor, Political Science, FASS; Research Director, MacEachen Institute of Public Policy & Governance; HPI Senior Research Scholar

FROOGIE: Healthy eating counts!

A research team led by Dr. Sara Kirk at Dalhousie University has been working with families to find out how to create environments that support healthy behaviours and thus prevent obesity and chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

Read more about the Froogie App  

Elders Gathering in Millbrook, NS

Elders from across the Atlantic region provide guidance around what mentorship should look like in Indigenous health research based on a Two Eyed Seeing or co-learning model.


Building a healthier future for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples

Canadian Institutes of Health Research takes concrete steps to strengthen Indigenous health research in Canada


November 4, 2016 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Speaking at the National Forum on the 20th Anniversary of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, the President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Dr. Alain Beaudet, announced new steps the agency is taking to strengthen its relationship with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and, ultimately, improve Indigenous health outcomes in Canada.

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Action Plan: Building a healthier future for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples

Over the Line: A Conversation About Race, Place & The Environment

Fostering New conversations about Race, Place and the Environment


Where you work, live and play can have a major impact on your quality of life, something many marginalized groups know all too well.

“This is about how places and spaces within our neighbourhoods and our cities marginalize people in specific ways,” explains Ingrid Waldron, a Dal Nursing professor and sociologist who helped organize Over the Line: A Conversation about Race, Place and the Environment along with colleagues from The ENRICH Project and the Healthy Populations Institute at Dal.

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View Storify to see tweets on Over the Line

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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