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Briefing Note - Fostering Evidence-informed Policy Making: Uncertainty Versus Ambiguity
 624 K by Paul Cairney for the NCCHPP, 2019.

Webinar - Punctuated Equilibrium Model for Influencing Public Policies: Practical Implications for Public Health. Click to watch and listen to the recording of the webinar.

An Introduction to Punctuated Equilibrium: A Model for Understanding Stability and Dramatic Change in Public Policies
 632 K

Keywords in Healthy Public Policy
 871 K

Understanding Policy Developments and Choices Through the “3-i” Framework: Interests, Ideas and Institutions
 624 K

Evidence and Healthy Public Policy: Insights from Health and Political Sciences
 171 K  By Dr. Patrick Fafard for the NCCHPP, 2008.

Policy frameworks and public health influence
 292 K  Presentation by François Benoit at the NCCPH Summer Institute 2008.

Annotated Bibliography: Public Policy Processes
729 K

EBPM - Evidence-based Policy Making. On the site Paul Cairney: Politics and Public Policy.

Tools for Policy Impact: A Handbook for Researchers.
 920 K. Start, D. and Hovland, I. (2004). Overseas Development Institute (ODI).  Available on the site of the ODI.

An Introduction to the Policy Process: Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making. Third Edition. Birkland, T.A. (2010). M.E. Sharpe, Inc. Abstract available on the site of M.E. Sharpe, Inc.

Agendas, Alternatives and Public Policies. 2nd Ed. Kingdon, J.W. (2003). Longman. Description available on the site of Pearson Higher Education.

L'étude des politiques publiques Third edition. Lemieux, V. (2009). Les Presses de l'Université Laval. Abstract available on the site of Les Presses de l'Université Laval. In French only.

Gouverner par les instruments Lascoumes, P. and De Galès, P., Eds. (2005). Abstract available on the site of SciencesPo - Les Presses. In French only.

l'espace politique.  "Online journal of political geography and geopolitics." On the website of In French only.

Marianne Jacques  


This webinar introduced the punctuated equilibrium model and discussed its utility for public health actors who want to take action on public policies. It was held on November 20, 2018.
November 2018. Description. PPT  904 K.

The NCCHPP's François Gagnon delivered this presentation on May 30, 2017 in Montréal, as part of an event hosted by the Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon.
May 2017. Description. Download  584 K
The NCCHPP's François Benoit offered this presentation for the Public Health Agency of Canada's Centre for Public Health Infrastructure, in Ottawa on January 21, 2015.
March 2015. Description. Download   1.38 MB
In this workshop, Val Morrison took a closer look at the concept of framing as it has been used in the social sciences to examine possibilities for intersectoral collaborations in public health.
Published in July 2012.  DescriptionDownload  287 K
This presentation by the Centre's Val Morrison was part of her workshop at the 2010 Summer Institute.
Published in July, 2010.  DescriptionDownload  486 K.
In November, 2008, the NCCHPP organized a day-long workshop at JASP (Journées annuelles de santé publique - Annual Public Health Days) to explore issues surrounding the nature, types and uses of evidence in decision-making.
Published in December, 2008.  Description.
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