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The Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) is a multi-faculty research institute at Dalhousie University that aims to improve population health in Atlantic Canada and beyond by understanding and influencing the complex conditions that affect the health of communities.


We can achieve our population health goals by focusing on reducing health inequities.

Check out our HPI welcome video to learn more about what we do. 

New and Noteworthy: 

HPI Launches First Whiteboard Animation Series: Staying Healthy in a Pandemic



The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a number of new innovative projects for scholars at the Healthy Populations Institute (HPI). Scholars are capturing the experiences of children, families and their communities living with pandemic related restrictions, examining the impact of the pandemic on health equity, and offering evidence-based coping strategies.

Funded by HPI and the Faculty of Health, and designed and developed by Dr. Sarah Moore (HPI Scholar), the video series includes five videos on timely topics related to child physical activity during COVID-19, the relationships between being sedentary behaviours and cardiovascular disease, virtual mental health options during the pandemic for children and youth, health disparities among Black Canadians, and developing resilience during the pandemic. The animations can be found here .

The Halifax Examiner wrote a great piece on the importance of this whiteboard series, check out the article here. 


Dal Health students launch new student‑led journal through the Healthy Populations Institute

The Healthy Populations Journal (HPJ), launched on October 15, 2020, is a student-led, multi-faculty, open access, peer review journal. Housed at the Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) at Dalhousie, its mission is to “identify and disseminate research which mobilizes evidence to improve population health and health equity globally.” 

For information on submission guidelines and to submit for the first edition, visit the Journal platform here.