Division of Community Health and Humanities

The Division of Community Health & Humanities in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland aims to improve the health of the community through education, research and service that is focused on the prevention of disease and the protection and promotion of health. We invite you to browse through our site to learn more about who we are, the programs we offer, and the services we provide.
Community Health in the News
March 5, 2021
 A $9.6-million investment by the Government of Canada in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) will renew the infrastructure of the CLSA research platform, ensuring its progress in generating knowledge that promotes the health and well-being of older adults and informs the development of programs and policies for Canada’s aging population.
January 13, 2021

When COVID-19 public health measures identified choirs as a higher risk activity, singer Helen McDermott understood the need to make changes.
December 21, 2020
Income-related food security is an important public health issue in Canada and is a key social determinant of health, according to Health Canada.

But a recent paper published by Dr. Atanu Sarkar reveals that single parents and seniors living alone have serious challenges when it comes to food security. Many, related to income, physical health and loneliness. 
December 7, 2020
Cancer has become increasingly prevalent in First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations in recent decades in Canada. In fact, it’s one of the leading causes of death for Indigenous Peoples.
Dr. Jennifer Shea, along with a team of community partners, is hoping to make cancer care delivery more culturally responsive and more respectful.
November 12, 2020
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have heard from Dr. Janice Fitzgerald almost every day since March, when she became the face, and voice, of the province’s COVID-19 updates.
News & Events
People's Health Matters Seminar Series

1st Annual CHH/CE Student Research Day 2020
Click here to access the call for submissions form.


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