The role of the Public Health Agency of Canada is to:
- Promote health;
- Prevent and control chronic diseases and injuries;
- Prevent and control infectious diseases;
- Prepare for and respond to public health emergencies;
- Serve as a central point for sharing Canada’s expertise with the rest of the world;
- Apply international research and development to Canada’s public health programs; and
- Strengthen intergovernmental collaboration on public health and facilitate national approaches to public health policy and planning.