The UPHN functions as a pan-Canadian fellowship of leading, local medical health officers who exchange and generate knowledge to inform practice-based strategies in addressing key public health issues affecting urban populations. Membership with UPHN is limited to lead Medical Health Officers/ Officers of Health/ Directeurs/ Directrices in santé publique (QC) in one of Canada’s urban centres. Membership has exclusive rights to participate and vote in meetings (two per year), with a fellowship of other local Public Health physicians. Prospective members are encouraged to reach out to UPHN directly for more information about joining.
Provides a useful forum for discussing public health issues and emergencies, local public health initiatives, and knowledge among peers.
Provides opportunities for group action on public health issues facing urban and peri-urban communities in Canada.
Encourages engagement with cutting-edge researchers on public health issues.
Allows for opportunities to learn about and effect pan-Canada and international public health strategies and responses.
Offers opportunities to collaborate and network with local public health leaders, government health officials and other public health influencers.
Opportunities for online learning about public health research and professional development topics.