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Key Roles in Public Health

  • Engaging and mobilizing citizens, provincial governments and local partners;
  • Developing partnerships and collaborations that support long-term action on national public health priorities;
  • Implementing, managing and monitoring the Atlantic component of national programs;
  • Ensuring that PHAC programs complement and are aligned with provincial initiatives;
  • Leading federal agencies in preparing for and responding to health-related emergencies in Atlantic Canada;
  • Contributing Atlantic Region knowledge to national program and policy development;
  • Promoting an evidence base, including surveillance, evaluations and research studies, to inform program and policy development;
  • Supporting continuous professional development among public health professionals.