Established in 2004, the PHAC aims to help protect the health and safety of all Canadians. Its activities focus on preventing chronic diseases, including cancer and heart disease; preventing injuries; and responding to public health emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks. The emphasis has been mainly on the last of these activities, notably protection from pandemic disease. Details are available at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/branch-dirgen/phac-aspc/index_e.html.
Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.