To effectively perform its role of assisting in public health decision making, the institute relies on effective networking involving three areas of expertise:
- theme-based expertise adapted to the evolving needs of the population and addressing current public health issues;
- analytical expertise developed by two reference laboratories (the Québec public health laboratory known as laboratoire de santé publique du Québec and the Québec toxicology centre known as Centre de toxicologie du Québec), as well as by specialized clinical screening services;
- cross-cutting methodological expertise that supports the teams in the institute’s different areas of activity and helps optimize scientific production processes within the organization.
These three areas of expertise are complementary and synergetic and are subdivided into several fields of activity organized according to public health needs and issues.