The Centre for Public Health Research (CReSP) is the result of a partnership between the Université de Montréal and the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, an integrated university health and social services centre. The CReSP is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé, and it brings together more than 60 researchers from six faculties of the University of Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal.
The mission of the CReSP is to generate relevant cutting-edge knowledge to provide insight into population health issues and support evidence-based public health initiatives to promote health and reduce the burden of illness.
The new research centre promotes collaboration between research and practice due to its close ties to Montréal’s regional public health department (DRSP), its partnerships with the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), the Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), as well as its knowledge brokerage strategy.
Its innovative and multisectoral vision of public health, based on the “One Health” approach, provides the means to assess the influence of behavioural, sociodemographic, environmental, agricultural, economic and political determinants on human, animal and environmental health, across national borders.