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The Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) is a multi-faculty research institute at Dalhousie University that aims to improve population health and health equity 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: 

Applications are open for the 2024 Zitner Prize!

A prize for outstanding contributions to citizen knowledge and community engagement in the area of health, broadly defined, including yet not limited to: personal, collective, social, structural, environmental, clinical, spiritual, biopsychosocial, cultural, and political dimensions of well-being.

Application instructions can be found here!

CASCADES Summer Institute is accepting applications until April 1, 2024.Make sure to submit your application so you don't miss out!

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Mar 1 & 2, 2024: 

On March 1 and 2, HPI supported the student-led Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference in its 20th year! Two emerging leaders (Simran Bhamra and Emily Burke) co-chaired this years' event. We had the opportunity to share the Institute's work with over 170 attendees from across Canada. Below is a summary slide.


Land Acknowledgement:

We acknowledge the presence of the Healthy Populations Institute (Dalhousie University) in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw people, which is covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship signed with the British Crown in 1725. We continually remind ourselves that the treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but, in fact, recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations. We must all take time to reflect on the inequities caused by historic and ongoing violence against, and oppression, of Indigenous peoples, as well as the African Nova Scotia community and others who have been marginalized on this land. 


We are all Treaty People.

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