Public_Health_Agency_of_Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada (French: Agence de la santé publique du Canada) is an agency of Health Canada, a department of the Government of Canada that is responsible for public health, emergency preparedness, and response and infectious and chronic disease control and prevention.

The head of the Public Health Agency is the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada. The current Chief is Dr. David Butler-Jones. The department is represented in the Canadian government by the Minister of Health.

Its headquarters are located in two pillars - one is in Ottawa, the other is the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the location of Canada's only Level 4 microbiology lab for human health. At the time of its creation in 2004, most of the agency's staff were located in the former Gandalf Technologies building in Nepean, south of Ottawa.

Responsibilities

  • Disease Control and Detection
  • Health Safety
    • travel alerts
    • immunization and vaccine
    • Emergency Prepardness
    • Health Promotion
    • Injury Prevention
  • Research and Statistics

Organizational Structure

  • Chief Public Health Officer
  • Deputy Chief - Infectious Disease and Emergency Prepardness
  • Deputy Chief - Health Protection and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch
  • Assistant Deputy Minister - strategy Policy, Communications and Corporate Services Branch
  • Deputy Chief - Public Health Practice and Regional Operations Branch

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