Population Health and Inequities Research Centre
The Population Health and Inequities Research Centre, known as PHIRC, aims to serve as an intellectual hub for scholarship and constructive exchange of views and expertise pertaining to population health and inequities. Through a confluence of the social sciences, the humanities, and the health sciences, the aspiration of PHIRC is to build capacity to improve population health outcomes and to reduce inequity in people's daily lives.
PHIRC is a Cumming School of Medicine Centre within the Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary. Members include faculty affiliated with several faculties and departments at the University of Calgary, as well as researchers and decision-makers with Alberta Health Services, other governmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations.
PHIRC embodies the vision of "better health" and the priority theme of "improved population health" in the Institute for Public Health.
PHIRC Fact Sheet