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NCCHPP e-Bulletin - July 2012
Published July 18, 2012.
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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
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The HIA 2012 International Conference in Québec City

The international conference on HIA is taking place from August 29 to 31, 2012, in Québec City. This is a unique opportunity for Canadians to exchange with HIA practitioners from around the world, and a must-attend event for those interested in HIA. So far, participants from 23 countries are represented.
Click here to learn more,

to consult the conference program,

or to register.
Image: HIA 2012 logo - click to visit the site.
The NCCHPP is actively involved in the conference and will present two workshops, listed below. 

Becoming Familiar with HIA as a Strategy for Health in All Policies 
On August 29, the NCCHPP will present a 3-hour workshop to introduce HIA in the context of political decision making. Description
 
HIA Practice in Aboriginal Contexts in Canada: How, to What End, and by Whom?
In this 90-minute session, taking place on August 31, we will draw lessons for Canada from past and present international experiences in the use of HIA in Aboriginal contexts. Description (See session 6b, 1:30 p.m.).
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The Centre in Action
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The Centre's workshops from the Canadian Public Health Association's (CPHA's) Annual Conference in June, and from The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) in May, are now online.

Motorized Traffic and Health: Implementing Interventions to Mitigate Impacts - CPHA 2012
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The Centre's François Gagnon and Olivier Bellefleur, along with speakers Dan Burden (Walkable and Livable Communities Institute) et Catherine Berthod (ministère des Transports du Québec) hosted a day-long preconference session on traffic calming and health.
This session was organized around three interventions designed to create healthy built environments and whose political acceptability seems high.

To read the presentations, click here.

Image: A road diet. Photograph by Richard Drdul.
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Photograph: Richard Drdul.

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Using Deliberative Processes to Inform the Development and Application of Knowledge Syntheses- CPHA 2012
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Organized and co-presented by the Centre's Florence Morestin and Karen Weir from the Canadian Population Health Initiative - Canadian Institute for Health Information (CPHI - CIHI), this session was designed to introduce and explore the use of deliberative processes to inform knowledge creation, synthesis and communication as well as policy development.

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Exploring Public Engagement Models for Public Health Policy Making in Ontario - TOPHC 2012
Presented by Public Health Ontario and NCCHPP.

Click here to read more.

Click here to download the presentation.
45 slides
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Dealing with Complex Public Health Issues Using an Evidence-Informed Approach - TOPHC 2012

Presented by NCCMT and NCCHPP.

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Click here to download the presentation.
84 slides
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In addition to these, we have already published (in our May 2012 e-Bulletin) the presentation from TOPHC entitled, Producing Knowledge Syntheses that are Both Rigorous and Relevant to Policy Makers. If you missed it in May, click here to read more.

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Our New Publications in the Spotlight 
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Urban Traffic Calming and Active Transportation: Effects and Implications for Practice

This short document summarizes the effects of traffic-calming interventions on active transportation. It is based on our literature review on urban traffic calming and health.

Click here to read more.

Click here to download the document.
  1.04 MB .

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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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