People

Moving Health Research Upstream

Who We Are

The Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) was established in 1993 as a Senate-approved research institute at Dalhousie University. Through excellence in research, capacity building, and knowledge translation, HPI has been a leader in health promotion research in Atlantic Canada and beyond.

It is within this context of exceptional research grant capture, and interdisciplinary, collaborative, policy and program-focused health promotion research, that HPI has undergone a renewal process: reflecting on our past, visioning our future, and developing a plan for continued success. As part of this renewal we have re-committed ourselves to policy and program-focused research, but also recognize the need to highlight more explicitly our ‘upstream research’, that is research which addresses the fundamental causes of unhealthy lives and communities.

HPI places a special emphasis on informing policies and practices that can reduce the economic challenges facing the healthcare system.

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

Telephone:(902) 494-2240

Email: hpi@dal.ca