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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: 

Jan 15, 2024:

Reaching Six: Working Toward a Collective Action Approach to Action for Health 

Approximately 100 people attended this one-day summit, designed to re-energize the Nova Scotia Alliance for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in October 2023. This impact report presents the outcomes of the summit. Read more here

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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