The OCDPA was officially formed in February 2003 to address the urgent need for integrated action and collaboration on the issue of chronic disease prevention. Since its formation, the OCDPA has provided overviews on the determinants and risk factors for chronic disease development; addressed the economic cost of chronic disease in Canada; and identified the priorities of action in chronic disease prevention.
The Alliance’s mission is to provide collaborative leadership to support a comprehensive chronic disease prevention system for Ontario.
The Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA) is dedicated to improving the health of all Ontarians. The Alliance envisions communities where population and individual health are supported by healthy societal conditions, public policies, and personal behaviours.