Public Health Agency of Canada


Public Health Agency of Canada

Infobox Government agency
agency_name = Public Health Agency of Canada

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formed = 2004
preceding1 = Health Canada’s Population and Public Health Branch
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dissolved =
superseding = Provincial and Health units
jurisdiction = Canada
headquarters = Ottawa, Ontario
employees = 1,800
budget = $477.2 million CAD (2005-2006) [ [http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/dpr-rmr/0506/phac-aspc/phac-aspc01-eng.asp#1_6d 2005-2006 Budget] ]
minister1_name = Tony Clement
minister1_pfo = Minister of Health
minister2_name =
minister2_pfo = Deputy Minister of Health
chief1_name = Dr. David Butler-Jones
chief1_position = Chief Public Health Officer
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chief2_position = Deputy Chief - Infectious Disease and Emergency Prepardness
parent_agency =
child1_agency = National Microbiology Laboratory, Centre for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control (CIDPC), Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response (CEPR), Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses (LFZ), Pandemic Preparedness Secretariat (PPS)Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch (HPCDP)
child2_agency = Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control (CCDPC), Centre for Health Promotion (CHP), Transfer Payment Services and Accountability Division, Public Health Practice (PHPRO), Office of Public Health Practice (OPHP), Strategic Policy, Communications and Corporate Services Branch (SPCCS)
website = [http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ Public Health Agency of Canada Official Website]
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The Public Health Agency of Canada ("French: Agence de la santé publique du Canada") is an agency of Health Canada, a department of the Government of Canada that is responsible for public health, emergency preparedness, and response and infectious and chronic disease control and prevention.

The head of the Public Health Agency is the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada. The current Chief is Dr. David Butler-Jones. The department is represented in the Canadian government by the Minister of Health.

Its headquarters are located in two pillars - one is in Ottawa, the other is the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the location of Canada's only Level 4 microbiology lab for human health. At the time of its creation in 2004, most of the agency's staff were located in the former Gandalf Technologies building in Nepean, south of Ottawa.

Responsibilities

* Disease Control and Detection
* Health Safety
** travel alerts
** immunization and vaccine
** Emergency Prepardness
** Health Promotion
** Injury Prevention
* Research and Statistics

Organizational Structure

* Chief Public Health Officer
* Deputy Chief - Infectious Disease and Emergency Prepardness
* Deputy Chief - Health Protection and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch
* Assistant Deputy Minister - strategy Policy, Communications and Corporate Services Branch
* Deputy Chief - Public Health Practice and Regional Operations Branch

See also

* Similar Agencies
** European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) EU
** Health Protection Agency (HPA) UK
** Institut de veille sanitaire (IVS) FRA
** Centre for Health Protection (CHP) HKG
** Centres for Disease Control (CDS) USA
* Public health

External links

* [http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ Public Health Agency of Canada Official Website]
* [http://www.nml-lnm.gc.ca/english/index.html National Microbiology Laboratory Official Website]
* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/bills_ls.asp?lang=E&ls=c5&source=library_prb&Parl=39&Ses=1 Bill C-5: Public Health Agency of Canada Act]


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