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

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

School of Public Health researchers leveraged over $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 healthcare 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

Candace Nykiforuk

Associate Dean (Research and Research Programs)
P: 780-492-4109