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:


COVID-19 has largely impacted the daily lives of Canadians, but little is known about the impact on the health and well-being of youth. Researchers at Dalhousie University’s Healthy Populations Institute are interested in knowing more about how youth’s health and well-being have been impacted during the pandemic and how they feel about school in the Fall.  A survey has been created to help learn more. The survey has been approved by the Research Ethics Board at Dalhousie University, and is now being distributed. Please feel free to share with your networks, in order to reach as many Nova Scotians as possible. Those who fill in the survey will have the chance to win one of ten $25 gift cards. If you would like more information, please contact


Parent Survey:

English version 

French Version


Youth Survey:

English version

French version

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