Public Health research transcends single-sector solutions. School of Public Health faculty members are embedded in the communities they serve, and work collaboratively with diverse partners across other University of Alberta faculties, regionally, nationally and internationally.

The implementation of School of Public Health-led interventions not only impacts the health of individuals and communities but results in significant economic benefits as a result of lowered health-care spending over time.

School of Public Health researchers leveraged morethan $13.6 million in research funding in 2020-2021.

The Centre for Healthy Communities

The centre works with partners and collaborators (government, organizations, the private sector, community members and other academics at local to international levels) to advance the wellbeing and sustainability of communities. We recognize that health and wellness are created outside the health-care sector, so we work across sectors to address root causes of ill health, vulnerability and inequity. Through collaborative approaches, we conduct research, evaluation and engagement with partners and communities to provide timely, evidence-informed solutions to help communities thrive. Since the solutions for one community can be adapted to many, our work has both immediate and enduring impact on society.

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The Community-University Partnership

The Community-University Partnership (CUP) is a unique collaboration among community members, researchers, practitioners, community organizations, funders, and policy makers. For over 20 years, community based, participatory methods have been central to CUP’s research approach. Collaborations between researchers and partners create and mobilize evidence to improve practices, programs, and policies that support thriving and healthy children, youth and communities.

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The Injury Prevention Centre

Since 1998, the Injury Prevention Centre has worked with academics, students, practitioners, communities and governments to make Alberta a safer place. Injuries cost Albertans $7.1 billion each year. With evidence-based research and in consultation with stakeholders, the centre develops programs and resources, initiates awareness and educational campaigns, provides grants and advocates for policy and legislation that improve wellness through prevention.

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Our Research in the News

Research Office Contact

Associate Dean Research
P: 780-492-9209