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Strategic priorities

The Pan-Canadian Public Health Network (PHN) is currently focusing its efforts on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Outside of this emergency period, the PHN's 5-year strategic priorities:

The 2018-2022 strategic priorities were identified by the PHN as public health priorities that would benefit from coordinated public health action at a pan-Canadian level. The strategic priorities are used by the PHN and public health partners to:

There are 8 strategic priorities identified for 2018-2022 led by the steering committees of the PHN. Indigenous health and environmental health are horizontal priorities, which are applied as important considerations across all work of the PHN.

Public Health Network strategic priorities (2018 to 2022)

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Strategic priorities of the Healthy People and Communities Steering Committee:

Strategic priorities of the Communicable and Infectious Disease Steering Committee:

Strategic priorities of the Public Health Infrastructure Steering Committee:

Horizontal priorities are applied as considerations across all work of the PHN:

Other key areas of interest

In addition to its 5-year strategic priorities, the PHN also focuses efforts on:

For more information about the work of the PHN, refer to our reports and publications.

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