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NCCHPP e-Bulletin - April 2015
Published April 15, 2015.
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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: Useful Bilingual Resources from the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC)
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Prevention Policies Directory

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC), with support from the NCCHPP, presents a bilingual, searchable database of federal, provincial, territorial and municipal policies related to cancer and chronic disease prevention.

Freely-accessible and regularly updated, this online tool makes it easier for Canadian research, practice and policy specialists to find information on policies related to cancer and chronic disease prevention.

Click here to access the Prevention Policies Directory.


Canadian Municipal and Provincial/Territorial Active Transportation Policy Maps

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer also offers the Canadian Municipal and Provincial/Territorial Active Transportation Policy Maps that can help you find active transportation policies from across Canada. The bilingual Google maps are pre-populated with active transportation policies from the Prevention Policies Directory as well as policies submitted from users across Canada.
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The Centre in Action
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The NCCHPP at the 2015 CPHA Annual Conference
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The NCCHPP will present two workshops during the 2015 Canadian Public Health Association's (CPHA's) Annual Conference, to be held from May 25 to 28, 2015, in Vancouver.

Workshop - "Population mental health and public health practitioners: What are the needs?"
The NCCHPP's Pascale Mantoura, with the NCCPH, will offer a 90-minute workshop at CPHA 2015. The objectives of this workshop are to recognize the links between mental health and public health, identify public health practitioners' needs for population mental health and analyze the implications of public health practitioners' needs for various settings and contexts. This workshop will be held on May 26, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Worshop - "Introduction to practical ethics for public health"
The NCCHPP's Michael Keeling and Olivier Bellefleur will offer a 90-minute workshop at the conference. In this session, participants will consider some of the whats, whys and hows of practical ethics for public health practitioners. This workshop will be held on May 27, 2015, 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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Our New Publications in the Spotlight 
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Introduction to Public Health Ethics 2: Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations
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In this second of three briefing notes on public health ethics, Dr. Marjorie MacDonald of the University of Victoria provides an overview of various philosophical and theoretical perspectives that have informed the development, evolution, and application of public health ethics throughout its short history.

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Introduction to Public Health Ethics 3: Frameworks for Public Health Ethics
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The purpose of this paper, the third in the series by Dr. Marjorie MacDonald of the University of Victoria, is to present, compare and critique eight selected ethics frameworks for public health, relating these to their theoretical and ethical foundations.

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Health Impact Assessment: Fundamentals, Steps, Resources - Web Presentation
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This narrated presentation gives an overview of what Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is, especially the kind of HIA that is meant to support decision making in the public sector. It is divided into three short video clips: Fundamentals, Steps of HIA and Resources to learn more.

To watch the clips, click here.
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Knowledge Sharing and Public Policies: A Representation of Influence Processes
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This document describes the processes through which public health knowledge can influence public policy. Questions are included in the text to prompt readers to reflect on their own knowledge-sharing practices, on the contexts in which they are carried out and on the factors they are able to act upon to facilitate the knowledge-sharing process.

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This is the first in a series of documents focused on knowledge sharing in the context of public policy development. To read more about the series of documents, click here.

Upcoming Webinar

We will also offer a webinar at the beginning of June. More information to come soon!

To get first access to registration for this webinar and to stay informed of the release of future documents in this series, click here to subscribe to our Knowledge Sharing and Public Policy distribution list.
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Update - Comprehensive Policies to Combat Poverty Across Canada, by Province
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This province-by-province scan of comprehensive anti-poverty laws and strategies seeks to provide a descriptive overview of existing comprehensive anti‐poverty plans, strategies and policies, and to guide the reader towards these policy documents and analyses of them.

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Click here to consult the tables on Legislation and Strategies.
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Image of the Anti-poverty legislation table - click here to access

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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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