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Constructing a Logic Model for a Healthy Public Policy: Why and How?
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A Framework for Analyzing Public Policies – Practical Guide
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Method for Synthesizing Knowledge About Public Policies
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Links 
What Works for Health: Policies and Programs that can Improve Health  - A directory of short descriptions of different public policies. Each summarizes the data about the policy's effectiveness and provides a few indications about its implementation and its impact on inequalities. On the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps site (USA).

Prevention Policy Directory. A regularly updated, searchable inventory of Canadian policies as well as legal instruments (legislation, regulations, codes). The Directory is on Cancerview Canada.

How can the health equity impact of universal policies be evaluated? Insights into approaches and next steps
6.26 MB. Milton, B., et al. (Eds.) (2011). On the site of the World Health Organization. 

Practitioner opinions on health promotion interventions that work: Opening the “black box” of a linear evidence-based approach. Kok, M., et al. (2012). Social Science and Medicine, 74, 715-723. doi:10.1016/j. socscimed.2011.11.021   Abstract on the site PubMed.

Assessing equity in systematic reviews: realising the recommendations of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Tugwell, P., et al. (2010). BMJ 2010; 341: bmj.c4739. On the site of the BMJ.

Real world reviews: A beginner's guide to undertaking systematic reviews of public health policy interventions. Bambra, C. (2009). Abstract available on the site the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. doi:10.1136/jech.2009.088740 

Conceptualizing and Combining Evidence for Health System Guidance.  By Lomas, J., et al. (2005). Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF). On the site of the CHSRF

Systematic reviews in social policy: To go foward, do we first need to look back? By Pearson, M. 2007. In Evidence & Policy : A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 3 (4) pp. 505-526. Abstract on the site of ingentaConnect.


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Deliberative dialogues: A different way to gather evidence
In this workshop at the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health 2008 Summer Institute, Marie-Christine Hogue presented the knowledge review methodology developed by the Centre.
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Policy decisions are influenced by considerations that are not always addressed by the available effectiveness studies. The NCCHPP has designed a knowledge review methodology that can help public health actors better understand the political implications of various policy measures. This public policy synthesis methodology combines evidence, public policy knowledge, and contextual information.

In this session, the NCCHPP's Marie-Christine Hogue presented background information on the public policy review methodology and the theoretical implications underlying the use of deliberative dialogues to gather contextual information relevant to decision makers. The presentation also offered preliminary results of a deliberative dialogue held with public health actors in Vancouver.

Deliberative dialogues: A different way to gather evidence 
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