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NCCHPP e-Bulletin - May 2014
Published May 21, 2014.
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The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) seeks to increase the expertise of public health actors across Canada in healthy public policy through the development, sharing and use of knowledge. Contact us.     
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In the Spotlight this Month - New theme: Population Mental Health


The NCCHPP, along with the five other National Collaborating Centres for Public Health, is working to support public health actors across Canada in their work on population mental health.

We have just published the first of several documents in the area:
A “Framework for Healthy Public Policies Favouring Mental Health”

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Also, please take note of our upcoming webinar on “Defining a Population Mental Health Framework for Public Health,” to be held on June 19th at 2pm in English and June 12th at 2pm in French.

For more information and to register, click here.

To learn more about this project and the various resources being developed, such as a scan of the strategies, documents and action plans on population mental health across Canada, click here.

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The Centre in Action
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The NCCHPP at the 2014 CPHA annual conference

The NCCHPP will present two workshops during the 2014 CPHA annual conference, to be held from May 26 to 29, 2014, in Toronto.

Workshop - 'Health in all Policies' in Action: Health impact assessment (HIA) and the analysis of residential development projects to promote safe and active travel

François Gagnon, Olivier Bellefleur, Julie Castonguay and Louise St-Pierre of the NCCHPP, in collaboration with Émile Tremblay, of Québec's Montérégie Public Health Unit (Direction de la santé publique de la Montérégie), will offer this full-day pre-conference session at CPHA 2014 in Toronto. This workshop will be held on May 26, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Workshop - Economic Evaluations: what are the ethical implications for public health?
Michal Rozworski, independent researcher, and the NCCHPP's Olivier Bellefleur will offer this 90-minute workshop on May 29, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

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Click here to visit the CPHA's conference website.
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Survey - Guiding our Work in Public Health Ethics

We would like to know about what areas of public health ethics are of interest to you. Please take a moment to complete this short survey.

The survey should take about five minutes to complete (ten at most). Your input will be treated as confidential, and will be very important to us as we plan our upcoming publications, webinars, online course and other work.

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Click here to take the survey. (On the site of SurveyMonkey.)
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Our New Publications in the Spotlight 
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A new series of documents on innovative municipal norms promoting safe active transportation

The NCCHPP recently published two briefing notes documenting municipal norms that have the potential to help create environments promoting safe, active transportation.

Click here to learn more about this project.
A 30-km/h Speed Limit on Local Streets

This first document discusses the reduction of speed limits on local streets to 30 km/h.  It focuses on the benefits of such speed limits for promoting safe active travel, as well as on implementation issues.

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Traffic Lane Width of 3.0 m in Urban Environments
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This second document discusses reducing the default traffic lane width to 3.0 m in urban environments in order to reduce motorized traffic speeds and to enable public space to be reallocated for other uses and other users.

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Video - Facets of Health Impact Assessment: Sharing experiences and insights
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The NCCHPP has produced a 26-minute documentary video on health impact assessment (HIA), featuring selections from interviews with Canadian and international experts.

Click here to watch the video.
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Video - What is Moral Theory?
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This short video is part of a longer lecture on frameworks and their role in public health ethics. Angus Dawson presented this lecture to a group who were meeting to discuss public health ethics in Canada.

Click here to watch the video.
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Thank you for reading. As always, we would like to hear your comments on this and all of our work.
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