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: 

Greening Nova Scotia's healthcare system in a Covid-19 world. 


The Coast released a lengthy article on HPI's Sustainable Health System's Flagship Project, highlighting neurologist and co-lead Dr. Sean Christie. 


Read the full article here.

December 3, 2020

Media Release: New research on LGBTQ2S Housing 

HPI Scholar Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan has collaborated to create a series of three briefing notes based on Dr. Gahagan’s research on LGBTQ2S housing.


You can read the briefing notes here.

More information on Dr. Gahagan's research can be found on the project website.

December 3, 2020

Putting Oral Health into Health Action Video:


Produced by our HPI Intern Joshua Yusuf, Dr. Affoo and Shauna Hachey introduce their project as co-leads of the Healthy Populations Institute's Putting 'Oral Health is Health' Into Action Flagship Project. This project is one of five projects that emerged as a part of the 2020 - 2025 strategic plan. 


Click here to watch the video! 

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.

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

Telephone:(902) 494-2240