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About environmental public health professionals

Environmental public health professionals (EPHPs) have the working titles of both public health inspector and environmental health officer. They safeguard the environment and the health of Canadians by providing health protection services in a variety of regulated and non-regulated areas.

EPHPs typically practise in federal, provincial, territorial, municipal and Indigenous government agencies on interdisciplinary public health teams. A smaller number work in the private sector as technical consultants or as workplace safety and health professionals, as well as in the fields of academics, public policy, executive management, research, scientific publication and information management. 

CIHI collects high-level, standardized information on 30 groups of health care professionals in Canada. This includes information on their supply, distribution, demographics and regulatory environment. To find out more about CIHI’s health workforce data, visit the Health Workforce Database metadata page.

To learn more about environmental public health professionals, contact us at hhr@cihi.ca.