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Becoming familiar with public health

               

Healthy people in healthy communities

Under the Public Health Act Ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre., the primary mandate of the Direction de la santé publique de l’Outaouais (Outaouais Public Health Department (OPHD)) is ensuring “the protection of the public’s health and the implementation of conditions that facilitate the maintenance and improvement of their health and well-being”, hence the term “public health”.

The OPHD is also responsible for implementing the actions and measures stated in
the National Public Health Program Ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre..

The OPHD has also developed its own Regional Public Health Action Plan:

Pdf document. Ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre. Plan d'action régional de santé publique 
PDF File: 1.1 MB | Available in French only

Pdf document. Ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre. Version abrégée du Plan d'action régional de santé publique 
PDF File: 1.4 MB | Available in French only 

La DSPO est divisée en cinq services: maladies infectieuses, promotion et prévention, santé au travail, santé environnementale et surveillance.