Transforming Public Health: IPPH Strategic Plan, 2022-2026
Territorial acknowledgement

The CIHR Institute of Population & Public Health (IPPH) is located in Toronto, Ontario, the traditional territory of many Indigenous nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. We recognize the enduring presence and resilience of Indigenous peoples in this area and are grateful to share the land and resources.

IPPH acknowledges that the current state of Indigenous health in Canada is a direct result of colonialism and systemic racism including current and past Canadian government policies. Colonialism and systemic racism manifest in many ways throughout society including in our health systems and health research ecosystems. We are committed to accelerating progress on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls-to-Action to tackle the systemic roots of these issues which includes meaningful collaboration with Indigenous partners to identify and address the distinct health needs of First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Urban Indigenous populations. We are additionally committed to addressing health inequities through the research we fund and the policies and processes we enact. We will work expeditiously to remove barriers and increase needed investments, always listening carefully to Indigenous colleagues, partners, elders, and communities.

Summary: Transforming Public Health is the strategic plan of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Institute of Population & Public Health (CIHR-IPPH). This plan articulates four priorities for the coming few years – Healthy Cities, Equity Science, Global Public Health, and Public Health Systems – that together will improve the health and health equity of people in Canada and around the world.

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