Dr. Norm Campbell is a Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR)/and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) Chair (from July 2011-July 2016) in Hypertension Prevention and Control.   This site was developed to support and advance this leadership position.

Chair Mission

Align government and non-governmental organizations in appropriate action to prevent and control high blood pressure.

Chair Objectives

  • Improve the awareness, prevention and control of hypertension;
  • Identify gaps in Knowledge Transfer and Exchange / Knowledge Translation from evidence to practice for hypertension prevention and control; and
  • Develop and evaluate new policies, programs and interventions aimed at reducing the burden and/or impact of hypertension.

Chair Priorities

The CIHR/HSFC Chair aim is focused on population (policy) interventions s to improve diet.  Please see our Policy Priorities page for more information.

HSF CIHR Chair Reports 2011-2016

2016 Report

2015 Report

2014 Report

2013 Report

2012 Report

2006-2011 Report


The prevention and control of hypertension requires the leadership of national and international health organizations.   The Canadian Hypertension Advisory Committee is a group of leading national health and scientific organizations convened to support the mandate and priorities of the Canadian Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control.  Member organizations include:

Canadian Association for Cardivascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Nurses Association

Canadian Pharmacists Association

Canadian Society of Internal Medicine

Canadian Stroke Network

College of Family Physicians of Canada

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Hypertension Canada

Public Health Physicians of Canada 



Norm Campbell, C.M., MD, FRCPC, Chair

Norm Campbell is a Professor of Medicine, Community Health Sciences and Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Calgary and is a member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta. Dr Campbell holds the HSFC CIHR Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control; is the immediate past president of the World Hypertension League (WHL); recently co-chaired the PAHO/WHO Technical Advisory Group on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention through Dietary Salt Reduction; and chaired the Canadian Hypertension Advisory Committee representing national health and scientific organizations to lead the nongovernmental effort to prevent and control hypertension (2012-2016).

In the past Dr Campbell has been President of the Canadian Hypertension Society, the Canadian Coalition for High Blood Pressure Prevention and Control and the Canadian Society for Clinical Pharmacology. He has received a number of awards including the Order of Canada. Dr Campbell has over 350 peer-reviewed manuscripts.

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