Six National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) located throughout the country are helping to strengthen and renew the public health system in Canada. Established in 2005 and funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada, the NCCs produce information to help public health professionals improve their response to public health threats, chronic disease and injury, infectious diseases and health disparities.
The National Collaborating Centres for Public Health's mission is to translate relevant evidence produced by academics and researchers so that it can be used by public health practitioners and policy-makers.
They aim to make public health programs and policies more effective by:
• increasing awareness of new and existing knowledge,
• identifying and helping address public health priorities,
• collaborating with established public health networks, and
• identifying gaps in knowledge and relevant applied research.