The Public Health Physicians of Canada is the national specialty society for Public Health and Preventive Medicine Specialists. We are the unique and vibrant voice for public health physicians and represents the interests of both PHPM Specialists and other physicians working in public health across Canada.
PHPC was originally established as the National Specialty Society for Community Medicine (NSSCM) in 1998 and became the Public Health Physicians of Canada in 2012. Its objectives include:
- To support public health physicians in their practice through networking, knowledge exchange and continuing professional development.
- To promote the educational and scientific advancement of public health medical practice, through liaison with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and other education, research and training organizations.
- To promote the role of Public Health and Preventive Medicine specialists and other public health physicians in the Canadian health system.
- To provide liaison and communication functions with national government and non-government organizations, including the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Public Health Association, Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors, Community Health Nurses of Canada and the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
- To influence elected representatives or government officials with respect to public policy, legislation or other decisions of the government through advocacy on public health issues.