160 The School of Public Health
The School of Public Health is the newest Faculty of the University of Alberta, approved by the Board of Governors in March 2006. It is Canada's only School of Public Health accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health, and is focused on promoting wellness, reducing risks, and preventing illness and injury to improve the overall health of citizens.
The School of Public Health builds upon and integrates the core strengths of the University of Alberta in public health sciences, health promotion, and injury control. These strengths are found within the Department of Public Health Sciences, with a proud history spanning more than 50 years; the Centre for Health Promotion Studies, with its interdisciplinary research and graduate programs; and the Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research, with its focus on capacity building and evidence-based practice in the field of injury control and research.
Through its graduate programs, research activities, and community engagement activities, the School fosters interdisciplinary learning, discovery, and citizenship in public health. Currently, more than 200 students are being trained for public health leadership through the graduate programs of the School of Public Health.