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NCCHPP e-Bulletin - September 2008
Published September 10, 2008.
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The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) seeks to increase the use of informed strategies by actors in the Canadian public health community in their efforts to promote healthy public policies.  
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In the Spotlight this month

Economic Evaluation Across the Four Faces of Prevention: A Canadian Perspective
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"Is Prevention Better Than Cure?"
In 2004, Laurie Goldsmith, Brian Hutchison and Jeremiah Hurley published "Economic Evaluation Across the Four Faces of Prevention: A Canadian Perspective" to study this question.
 

The goal was to create an updated review of economic evaluation evidence on prevention to assist in priority-setting in the Canadian context.

This paper, commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association, examines the effectiveness and efficiency of specific prevention programs in public health.

The NCCHPP is publishing the French translation of the paper to make it available to a larger audience, and to expand the base of actors who may participate in pan-Canadian workshops.

Both are available on our website.
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Pan-Canadian workshops:

The NCCHPP will be collaborating with Laurie Goldsmith of Simon Fraser University, to update the healthy public policy sections of the 2004 report.

In this process, we want to see if this kind of document addresses the concerns of public health actors in the field. The NCCHPP will organize workshops with public health actors in order to learn your responses to the 2004 report including feedback about what might be missing.

If you wish to participate in this activity or if you want more information, please contact us at: ncchpp@inspq.qc.ca 

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The Centre in Action
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"KSTE in Action": the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCs) Summer Institute 2008
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The NCCs' third annual Summer Institute, held from August 5th to 8th, 2008, in Kelowna, British Columbia, highlighted knowledge synthesis, translation and exchange (KSTE),  by focusing on expertise and projects that exemplified KSTE in action within each of the six NCCs.

This conference  provided a networking opportunity for practitioners, policy-makers and other actors involved in public health in Canada and abroad, and an opportunity for the NCCs to gather feedback  from across Canada.


The NCCHPP team presented on topics ranging from public policy frameworks to a project with not-for-profit organizations, from a methodology using deliberative dialogue to a case study on influencing the determinants of health. 
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Our new Publications in the Spotlight 
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Report on the Canadian Roundtable on Health Impact Assessment (HIA)
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In February 2008 we hosted a Roundtable on Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in Canada. Some twenty people from Canada and abroad were invited to discuss the issues and possibilities for HIA development in Canada along with members of the NCCHPP. The participants were invited to answer two major questions:

What lessons can we draw from Canadian and international experiences in HIA?

What opportunities and areas of development exist for this practice in Canada?

To answer these questions, the discussions were organized around four broad themes:

HIA locally for healthy public policy.

International and Canadian lessons.

What we can learn from current initiatives.

The NCCHPP's role in HIA in Canada.

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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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