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.

Covid-19 & Population Health:

Oral Health Kits:

Dr. Rebecca Affoo and Prof. Shauna Hachey from HPI assembled and distributed oral health care bundles to help intensive care unit nursing staff care for their patients, particularly those on ventilators. Read more here.


Atlantic COAST Study offers resources created by the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition to people who use substances during the pandemic.

Click here.

Lois Jackson, HPI Scholar

Blog Post:

Housing vulnerability during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ren Thomas, HPI Scholar

Virtual Panel:

HPI, in collaboration with the MacEachen Institute and Dal Alumni Open Dialogue Series, hosted Inside/Out: How Covid-19 is shifting our sense of places and spaces and what this means in a post-pandemic world. Listen to the recording here 

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Healthy Populations Institute (HPI)
Dalhousie University
1318 Robie Street, Box 15000
Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2

Telephone:(902) 494-2240