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NCCHPP e-Bulletin - September 2014
Published September 24, 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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The NCCHPP is seeking your input regarding its publications
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Have you read or used any of our work? Please let us know about it by responding to our short online questionnaire about our publications.

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Thanks to all respondents for their contributions. Your feedback helps to inform our activities and helps us to better respond to your interests. The questionnaire will be available online until October 15.
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NCCHPP Webinar: "What is Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of Public Policies?"
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The NCCHPP would like to invite you to join us for a webinar entitled “What is Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of Public Policies?” on October 14 in French and October 21 in English.

For more information and to register, please click here.
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The Centre in Action
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The NCCHPP at the Journées annuelles de santé publique (Québec's Annual Public Health Days)
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The Centre will participate in the Journées annuelles de santé publique (JASP - Québec's Annual Public Health Days), to be held in Québec City from November 24 to 26, 2014.
On Monday November 24, Val Morrison will host a workshop entitled "Public policy and wicked problems: How can we approach them?"

For more information, click here. 

We will also be joining our colleagues from the other National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in the Exhibitors' space during JASP. We hope to see you there.

To visit the JASP website, click here.
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Overview of the New Online Training Course – A Framework for Analyzing Public Policies
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An overview of the online course on a framework for analyzing public policies is now available on our website.  Offered by the Centre since last June, this online course proposes a structured approach to analyzing healthy public policies.  This self-paced course takes approximately 6 to 8 hours to complete, of which more than half the time is spent doing applied exercises. 

To watch the preview, see at the bottom of the following page.
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Click here to watch an Overview of the new online training course – A Framework for Analyzing Public Policies  

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Our New Publications in the Spotlight 
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Series on Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA)
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The NCCHPP has now completed the series of six documents on the state of the practice of integrated impact assessment with the publication of the notes 5 and 6.

5-Example of the practice of IIA in Northern Ireland

This fifth note in a series of 6 describes how the practice of IIA has been institutionalized in Northern Ireland. It presents its history, objectives, procedures and the tools used. In addition, the evaluation of the practice is discussed. Particular attention is also focused on the manner in which impact assessments with a single focus were included in the integrated analysis.

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6-Main challenges and issues related to IIA

This briefing note presents an overview of the main issues highlighted in the literature and by key informants interviewed for this study on Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA).

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To have a look at the complete list of six documents of this series, click here.
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Defining a Population Mental Health Framework for Public Health
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This briefing note discusses the roles of public health practitioners in advancing mental health, and outlines a framework for population mental health. Building upon Kindig and Stoddart's (2003) population health framework, it integrates the determinants of mental health, mental health outcomes, and the policies and interventions that aim at improving mental health in the population and reducing inequalities in mental health.

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