Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP)

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
What the facility does

Population-based research on health services, population and public health, and social determinants of health. Manages Manitoba Population Research Data Repository.

Area(s) of Expertise

The Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) carries out population-based research on health services, population and public health and the social determinants of health (income, education, employment and social circumstances). Our research helps Manitoba to maximize our healthcare dollars and to identify health and social policy tools we need to for the future. We use de-identified data from administrative records of Manitobans (personal data collected for other purposes stored by a variety of government departments). Records are linked by a scrambled identifier that is created based on Public Health Identification Numbers (PHIN).

MCHP maintains the Manitoba Population Research Data Repository, a unique resource for research and public policy analysis, and supports knowledge translation through its nationally recognised Need to Know team. Researchers can access Manitoba Population Research Data Repository to conduct research on a fee-for-use basis

Research Services

Statistical analysis, collaborative investigations, policy analysis

Sectors of Application
  • Education
  • Health care and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Policy and governance

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment in use

Description of function

Manitoba Centre for Health Policy

Manitoba Population Research Data Repository

Enables research on health and social well-being of Manitobans, by linking de-identified datasets from population to interactions with public services

Manitoba Health/ Seniors and Active Living

Manitoba Healthy Child Committee of Cabinet

Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning

Manitoba Justice

Manitoba Families

Manitoba Agriculture

Manitoba Pharmacare Program

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Southern Regional Health Authority

Northern Regional Health Authority

Prairie Mountain Health


Manitoba Metis Federation



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