Public Health is an essential component of the health and social services network. Its objective is to maintain and improve the health and well-being of society.
Public Health is founded on the principles of social justice, individuals' rights and fairness, and it relies on programs and policies that are based on evidence.
The Regional Director of Public Health is responsible for developing and coordinating the implementation of a regional action plan in line with the Programme national de santé publique (PNSP). This plan is said to be "integrated”, since it includes the public health activities of the Regional Department and Montreal’s five CIUSSSs.
Below you will find video clips (in French only) that summarize the five priority themes of the Public Health network.
1. Child development
2. Young people's mental health
3. Healthy aging
4. The opioid crisis
5. Climate-resilient neighbourhoods and residents