Update date: Aug. 21, 2009
Hokkaido Institute of Public Health
Director, HONMA Hiroshi
Kita 19 Jo Nishi 12 Chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido 060-0819 Japan
Number of employees：
Organization/Research department name (27)：
Subordinate facility name (5)：
"Department of Planning and General Affair
Planning and Information Room
Research Information Section
Department of Health Science
RI Experimental laboratory
Animal Experimental laboratory
Experimental animal breeding laboratory
Herb garden and green house
The Institute had 5 sections and 13 teams with 51 staff members. The Institute consisted of General Affairs Section, Epidemiology Section, Food Hygiene Section, Pharmacology Section and Environmental Sanitation Section.
Prefectural Food Nutrition Institute was merged into the Institute.
The Institute was moved to the new building at Nishi 15 chome, Minami 2 jo, Sapporo City.
The regulations related to business management were revised. In accordance with the revision, the sections were promoted to divisions. New sections and teams were set up under the divisions.
Antipollution Division was set up.
Hokkaido Institute of Public Health was established in
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1949 with the aim of raising standards of health and
hygiene in Hokkaido. As a scientific and technical center
for matters relating to public health, we have engaged in
scientific testing, surveying, training, and collection,
analysis and offer of public health information.
Concretely, it widely copes with the problem on the
maintenance of life and health of resident in Hokkaido
such as safety evaluation of food, etc., infection
disease and other disease and chic house syndrome.
The Institute participates in joint research projects
with Industry, the University and Government, has also
introduced new technology such as gene technology.
In recent years, the role of the Institute has become
increasingly important as the aging of the population
and the public increasing interest in health has
highlighted the need to improve and strengthen the
administration of policies relating to public health.