About PHPC

The Public Health Physicians of Canada (PHPC) represents the interests of public health and preventive medicine specialists and public health physicians in Canada. With more than 200 members, PHPC is the unique and vibrant voice for public health and preventive medicine specialists/public health physicians and continues to grow each year in membership.

The PHPC was established as the National Specialty Society for Community Medicine (NSSCM) in 1998 and promotes the inclusion of a population and public health perspective in the development and implementation of health policy. Its objectives include:

  • Supporting high standards of training and education for public health and preventive medicine specialists and public health physicians;
  • Promoting the role of the public health and preventive medicine specialist and public health physician to the public, other health providers, governments and national organizations.

Priorities

Core priority activities identified by PHPC include: 

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