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Organizations and Programs Related to Feature 685

National Collaborating Centres

National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health in Canada promote and improve the use of scientific research and other knowledge to strengthen public health practices and policies in Canada. They identify knowledge gaps, foster networks and translate existing knowledge to produce and exchange relevant, accessible, and evidence-informed products with researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. For more information visit

  • National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health supports Aboriginal communities across Canada in realizing their health goals and reducing the health inequities that currently exist for Aboriginal people at
  • National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health (NCCDH) focuses on the social and economic factors that influence the health of Canadians, engaging decision-makers in public health practice, policy and research to contribute to social justice and health for all at
  • National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH) focuses on the health risks associated with the physical environment and identifies evidence-based interventions to reduce those risks at
  • National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) supports the efforts of the Canadian public health community in promoting healthy public policy through more informed strategies at
  • National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID)’s goal is making new research and evidence accessible and relevant to front-line public health practitioners and policy makers at
  • National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) focuses on improving access to and use of evidence-based methods and tools for those involved in policy-making, program decision-making, practice and research in Canada at

Many Hands, One Dream: New perspectives on the health of First Nations, Inuit and Metis children and youth

This collaborative initiative is aimed at building a new vision of health that has children, youth and families at its core.