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NCCHPP e-Bulletin - September 2013
Published September 25, 2013.
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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 - Traffic Calming 

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Four Videos on Traffic-calming Interventions
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Road Diets: What are they? (1m59 in length). Dan Burden, Executive Director of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, explains the main characteristics of “road diets” and the reasons, including health reasons, why these interventions are usually put in place.

Road Diets: Effects on Health Determinants (2m57 in length). Dan Burden explains the main effects of road diets on health determinants.

Road Diets: Technical and Political Dimensions (5m46 in length). Dan Burden discusses the technical and political dimensions of implementing road diets.

What is the “Code de la rue”? (3m29 in length). Catherine Berthod, engineer and urban planner with Québec's Ministry of Transport, explains what the “Code de la rue” (or Street Use Code) is, and presents the main results of European experiences.
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Publication - Road Diets: Fitter, Healthier Public Ways
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This briefing note defines road diets, shares some study results, and outlines some practical considerations for how to implement them.

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The Centre in Action
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The NCCHPP at the Journées annuelles de santé publique (JASP)
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The Centre will participate in the Journées annuelles de santé publique (JASP - Québec's Annual Public Health Days), to be held in Montréal from November 25 to 27, 2013.

HIA Workshop - On Tuesday November 26, Julie Castonguay and Louise St -Pierre will host a day-long methodological workshop entitled "Introduction to the health impact assessment of public policies." Please note that this workshop will be held in French. For more information, click here.

Built Environment Workshop - Also on November 26, François Gagnon will do a short presentation during a workshop entitled "Environmental Inequalities and Health Effects: Understanding for Better Action." Please note that this workshop will be held in French. For more information, click here

We will also be joining our colleagues from the other National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in the Exhibitors' space during JASP. We hope to see you there. To visit the JASP website, click here.
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Reminder - HIA Online Continuing Education Course
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Places are still available to register for the Online Continuing Education Course HIA Step by Step that will take place from October 21 to November 8, 2013. To find out more and to register: click here.
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The NCCHPP will soon be seeking your input
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Later this fall, we will be sending a note to our e-Bulletin subscribers inviting you to take part in a 10-minute survey about whether and how you have used the NCCHPP's publications. We hope that you will help us out by responding, as it will greatly inform our future work.

For more information, please contact Julie St-Pierre at: julie.st-pierre@inspq.qc.ca.
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Our New Publications in the Spotlight 
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Developing a Citizen-Participation Strategy for Health Impact Assessment: Practical Guide

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This guide introduces a framework for reflection to assist HIA practitioners who are trying to determine whether it is relevant for them to develop a citizen-participation strategy and, if so, what form this should take.

There are many practical tools in this guide. In order to facilitate their use, we have extracted these tools as standalone versions that you can use.

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Planning Knowledge Sharing in the Context of a Health Impact Assessment
This briefing note guides the reader in developing a knowledge-sharing plan. The document is aimed specifically at persons called upon to conduct HIAs; however, it may also be of interest to persons working on other projects involving several sectors or aiming at informing decision making related to public policies.

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Advancing Population and Public Health Economics: Workshop Proceedings

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In January 2013, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH), the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH), the Canadian Population Health Initiative of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CPHI-CIHI) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), partnered to co-host Advancing Population and Public Health Economics in Toronto, Ontario.
This workshop was organized to ask experts in economics how the funding, generation, dissemination and use of economic evidence might be enhanced to better develop population and public health policies and programs in Canada. The report from this gathering is now available.

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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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