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What is PHESC?

In the spring of 2018, the University of Toronto received a $1-million Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Health and Well-Being Grant to support a comprehensive training program to improve the knowledge, skills and performance of Ontario’s public health workforce.


Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change (PHESC) is comprised of eight organizations who aim to improve professional skills in health equity, population health assessment and effective public health practice. Training will be structured around these three foundational standards and will be delivered through a combination of online and in-person workshops, seminars, and short courses. Health equity is an overarching priority of this program, including a focus on Indigenous cultural safety.