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NCCHPP e-Bulletin - December 2009
Published December 17, 2009.
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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.  
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In the Spotlight this month - Health Impact Assessment
HIA is one available mechanism to advance the development of healthy public policies, and one focal point for the NCCHPP's work. This month, we present four new HIA resources. If you would like to consult all of our published HIA resources, click here.

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HIA Series: Introduction to Health Impact Assessment
This five-page general introduction is the first in a series of briefing notes intended to introduce key dimensions of HIA to the public health community. This introduction includes some historical context, more detailed descriptions of the steps involved in HIA, as well as a section on the strengths and weaknesses of HIA.
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Click here to download the briefing note. 484 K

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Development of a Canadian HIA Course: Review of Existing HIA Courses, Methods and Results
In order to assist HIA practitioners in Canada and to increase capacity, we have asked Habitat Health Impact Consulting to develop a Canadian HIA course. The first task was to review existing HIA courses worldwide and report on the main lessons learned by providers in order to inform Canadian development. This report includes a description of the methods used, the outcomes of the scan of existing courses, and an analysis of the results.
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Practice Standards for Health Impact Assessment (HIA) 
In October, 2008, in the context of the first North American Conference on Health Impact Assessment (HIA) held in San Francisco (U.S.A.), a working group was established in order to propose standards that would most likely ensure good practice. This document is intended to provide a point of reference for North American HIA practices, as well as to stimulate discussion among practitioners. 
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Discussion Workshop on HIA at the Level of Provincial Governments
A growing interest in HIA as well as the need to share experiences from across Canada prompted the NCCHPP to organize an interprovincial workshop on the topic. This meeting brought together representatives from ministries of health from across Canada to share and learn about experiences, as well as to define potential needs in support of HIA practices. The following document reports on the results and the findings that emerged.
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The Centre in Action

We will be reorganizing the NCCHPP website in 2010. We want your input so that we may provide you with better navigation, more clarity, and better access to resources. In order to have our site best reflect your interests and expectations, we hope that you will participate with us in this process.

If you are willing, we will ask you to respond to a short series of questions, once in January and once in late winter/ early spring, to reflect on how the proposed site works for you. These consultations could be by e-mail or by telephone, depending on your preference and would not take more than a few minutes.

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Our new Publications in the Spotlight 

 

List of Public Health Ethics Researchers and Instructors across Canada
This list is a first step in developing a comprehensive pan-Canadian information portal for Public Health Ethics resources, researchers, educators, projects and literature to be hosted by the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH).
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The contribution of political science to the study of health policies. State of course offerings and research in Canadian universities.
For this exploratory study, the NCCHPP collaborated with Nicole F. Bernier, a political scientist and researcher at the Université de Montréal to examine how health policy issues are integrated into course offerings and research agendas in Canadian political science departments.
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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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