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NCCHPP e-Bulletin - October 2009
Published October 16, 2009.
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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 - Deliberative Processes
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The Centre has an interest in deliberative processes as a promising way to create healthy public policies by bringing a diverse set of actors as well as evidence to the table, with more informed and context-rich decision-making as the result. We are developing a set of resources relating to deliberative processes in order to add them to the set of strategies and tools available to public health actors. This month we have published two new resources on the subject.


Deliberative Processes - Fact Sheet

This brief introduction to deliberative processes includes definitions, two main approaches to deliberation, as well as concrete examples of its application.

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Deliberative Processes - Fact Sheet 285 K

 Deliberative Processes - Inventory of Resources
This inventory aims to set the stage for your own information search about deliberative processes by providing background information, some insights into which approaches are seen as more promising, plus links to a variety of resources available on the internet.

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Deliberative Processes - Inventory of Resources
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The Centre in Action
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Summer Institute 2009 - Healthy Public Policy presentations
In July 2009, the NCCs held their annual Summer Institute at Mont-Sainte-Anne. During the event, the NCCHPP presented workshops on four major streams of its work: Health Impact Assessement, Non-profit Organizations and Public Policy, Deliberative Processes, and Public Policy Development Processes.

Click here to see all of the presentations from the 2009 Summer Institute
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Public Health Ethics at the OPHA Annual Conference
The Ontario Public Health Association Annual Conference will be held in Toronto from November 1 to 4, 2009. On Tuesday, November 3, the NCCHPP's Christopher McDougall will host a session on the use of ethical analysis in public health. This interactive session will be an opportunity to discuss and reflect on the utility of various fundamental ethical concepts in the evaluation of public health practices and policies.

To find out more, please contact
Christopher McDougall.

Click here to read the conference program.

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Our new Publications in the Spotlight 

Comprehensive Policies to Reduce Poverty across Canada, by Province

Given the links between poverty and health, reaffirmed recently by several key reports including the World Health Organization's Commission on Social Determinants of Health (2008) report, it is broadly accepted that poverty reduction strategies have key implications for population health. They are in a sense the first healthy public policy.

Here, the NCCHPP offers this synoptic table of comprehensive poverty reduction laws and strategies, by province, in Canada. In 2009, four Canadian provinces adopted or worked on comprehensive anti-poverty policies, joining both Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador with their existing broad-based policies in this area.

This document offers a brief overview of provincial strategies, and provides links to policy documents and other resources so that the public health sector may stay abreast of these developments across different jurisdictions in Canada.
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Quebec
's Law Against Poverty - Briefing notes
Two briefing notes on the history and the implementation of Quebec's Anti-poverty strategy, the Act to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion - click here to read more.

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Health Impact Assessment - Fact Sheet
Part of our growing list of resources in HIA
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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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The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.