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Public policy development processes? What role can public health actors play? Patrick Fafard's workshop for the NCCHPP on public policy development processes, presented during the 2009 Summer Institute.

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Public policy development processes: what role can public health actors play? - Summer Institute 2009
Patrick Fafard presented a workshop on public policy development processes for the NCCHPP during the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health 2009 Summer Institute.
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The aim of this workshop, presented for the Centre by Dr. Patrick Fafard of the University of Ottawa, was to introduce participants to some basic concepts related to public policy and to shed light on the complexity of the issues tied to policy development, with particular attention paid to advocacy in the public health sector.

The main themes of the session were as follows:

  1. "Why do public health professionals seek to play a role in the process of developing public policies?
  2. How might public health professionals get involved in the policy process?
  3. How does/ how should “science” influence policy?
  4. Public health as a mix of science, advocacy , and government."
    (Presentation, Slide 3)

    Public Policy Development Processes: What Role Can Public Health Actors Play?
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    The 2009 Summer Institute, held at Château Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, offered knowledge and tools for public health practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and community-based practitioners.

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