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.

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.

Covid-19 and HPI:

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.

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