Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century

The Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century (CCPH21) a national network of 24 non-profit organizations, professional associations, health charities and research organizations that share the common goal to improve and sustain the health of Canadians.

Formed in May 2003, it now includes 24 member organizations.


CCPH21 advocates for public policy to ensure that adequate public health functions are in place and information is made available to protect and promote health, and prevent disease and injury.

CCPH21 aims to help all stakeholders work together for the future of public health by generating ideas and potential policy directions for discussion among both the public and decision-makers.


  • Public health is a pan-Canadian responsibility requiring national leadership with a co-operative approach across sectors and jurisdictions.
  • The public health system focuses on population health and complements the health care system.
  • Communicable and non-communicable disease and injury are effectively addressed by public health approaches and must be considered together for a healthy population.
  • Public health activities can reduce pressures on the health care system.
  • Funding to public health is an essential and strategic investment for Canadians and the economy.
  • Canada requires immediate and sustained action and investment in Public Health in order to protect, promote, and preserve the health of all people living in Canada.