Established in 2005 and funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada, the six National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health work together to promote the use of scientific research and other knowledge to strengthen public health practices, programs and policies in Canada.
A unique knowledge hub, the NCCs identify knowledge gaps, foster networks and provide the public health system with an array of evidence-based resources, multi-media products, and knowledge translation services.
The NCCs are located across Canada, and each focuses on a different public health priority. The six centres are:
- NCC for Aboriginal Health at the University of Northern British Columbia, in Prince George
- NCC for Determinants of Health at St. Francis Xavier University, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia
- NCC for Healthy Public Policy at L'Institut national de santé publique du Québec, in Montreal
- NCC for Environmental Health at the BC Centre for Disease Control, in Vancouver
- NCC for Infectious Diseases at the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg
- NCC for Methods and Tools at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario