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NCCHPP e-Bulletin - September 2012
Published September 27, 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 - A Framework for Analyzing Public Policies - Practical Guide

 

This briefing note is meant for public health actors who are called upon to work on healthy public policies and who are looking for tools to help them meet the information needs of policy makers in order to inform decision making.

The document presents a structured process based on an analytical framework that reflects a public health perspective, while at the same time integrating other concerns that are significant for policy making.

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The Centre in Action
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The HIA 2012 International Conference

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The International Conference on Health Impact Assessment (HIA) was held from August 29 to 31, in Québec City. The NCCHPP was a partner in hosting the event; as well, we organized two workshops.

The slides from most Conference presentations are available on the HIA 2012 website. The video recordings of the plenary sessions will be posted online in October.
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Workshop - A Method for Synthesizing Knowledge to Inform Public Policy Decision Makers - JASP 2012

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The Centre's Florence Morestin and Julie Castonguay will lead a workshop during Québec's Journées Annuelles de Santé Publique (JASP - Annual Public Health Days) in Montréal on November 26, 2012.

The Centre is again offering this methodological workshop at JASP as part of a series of workshops on the method for synthesizing knowledge about public policies that we have organized during 2011 and 2012.

This one-day workshop, to be held in French, is intended for public health professionals who are expected to produce knowledge syntheses to inform policy makers.

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Note that early-bird rates for JASP are available until October 12, so please register early. To visit the JASP site, click here
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Our New Publications in the Spotlight 
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A Sustainability Approach to Local Food Policies

This paper, by Wendy Mendes of the University of British Columbia, is intended to familiarize the reader with a sustainability approach to the implementation of healthy food policies.

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Interprovincial Meeting on Health Impact Assessment (HIA): Update
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In February 2009, the NCCHPP brought together representatives of health ministries and agencies from across the country to talk about Health Impact Assessment (HIA).
In the summer of 2011, we contacted the participants from this event and asked them to respond to a short questionnaire asking what, if anything, had changed with regards to the implementation and practice of HIA over the two-year interval. This document provides updates from the five provinces and the federal agency that were able to respond to our request.

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Implementation of Section 54 of Québec's Public Health Act
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Since the 2002 adoption of the Québec Public Health Act's section 54, Québec government bodies proposing laws or regulations must first go through a health impact assessment (HIA) process. This paper provides a brief review of section 54. It describes the context of its adoption as law, the procedures introduced by the Québec government to help in its implementation, and some of the results achieved to date.

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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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