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NCCHPP e-Bulletin - April 2018
Published April 25, 2018.
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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 - Examples of the Use and Adaptation of the NCCHPP's Framework for Analyzing Public Policies

The NCCHPP presents a few examples of the use and adaptation of its Framework for Analyzing Public Policies by different public health actors in Canada. Please find below the first three examples collected during a first call for stories, launched in December 2017.

1. Presenting the Results of an Intervention for Controlling Ragweed to Municipal Policy Makers

2. Producing a Knowledge Synthesis on the Effectiveness of Health Warnings on Sugary Drink Containers

3. Reviewing and Assessing Nutrition-Related Chronic Disease Prevention Interventions

Please note that more examples of use will be shared in the coming months.

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The Centre in Action
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Webinar - Practical Approaches to Wicked Problems: What Works?
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In this webinar, the NCCHPP's Val Morrison sought to equip participants with new tools and approaches to better approach wicked problems in their practice. Wicked problems are particularly complex, persistent and hard-to-resolve. They are commonly encountered in public policy work, and notably within the public health sector.

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Workshop - Public Health Ethics, Ethics Frameworks and Paternalism
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Olivier Bellefleur and Michael Keeling facilitated a three-hour workshop on paternalism in public health and on the Centre's approach to ethics during a bioethics course at the Université de Montréal.

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Our New Resources in the Spotlight
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How Can We (and Why Should We) Analyze the Ethics of Paternalistic Policies in Public Health?
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The purpose of this document is to equip public health actors to conduct a critical and nuanced ethical analysis of public health policies or population-based interventions accused or suspected of being paternalistic.

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Two new video clips on the Health in All Policies (HiAP) Approach
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In November 2016, the NCCHPP conducted an interview with Carmel Williams, Manager of the Health Determinants and Policy team at the South Australia Department for Health and Ageing. Ms. Williams was in Québec to participate in the Journées annuelles de santé publique (JASP - Québec's Annual Public Health Days).

This interview is presented in two clips in which Ms. Williams presents the various dimensions of the Health in All Policies approach.

Clip 1 - What Is a Health in All Policies (HiAP) Approach?

Clip 2 - Health in All Policies: South Australia's Experience
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Practices and Needs in Public Health Ethics
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In 2017, the NCCHPP collborated with a research group at École de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal (ÉSPUM - the University of Montréal's School of Public Health) to find out the state of public health ethics education and practice in Canada and also to identify needs in ethics.

We have developed two reports presenting the preliminary results of two surveys conducted in 2017. The first one surveyed teachers and directors in public health schools in Canada and the second surveyed public health stakeholders at all levels in Canada.

1. Survey on Ethics Teaching in Public Health Schools and Programs in Canada: Preliminary Results

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2. Survey to Identify the Public Health Ethics Needs of Public Health Practitioners in Canada: Preliminary Results

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NCCHPP - What we offer
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The NCCHPP has produced a document showing what we offer (in PDF format) that gives an overview of our mission, our audiences and our areas of expertise as well as the range of resources that we have developed.

Don't hesitate to share it with your colleagues and your partners!

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What's New from the NCCs?
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Employment opportunity: Communications & Knowledge Translation Manager for the 6 NCCs
Click here to consult all the details on the position (look for NCCPH Comm. and Knowledge Trans. Mgr. - Admin Ass. 3 (AESES))
Deadline to apply: April 30, 2018.

NCCs collaborate on a national forum, focus on eliminating TB (Tuberculosis) in northern Indigenous communities
The NCC for Infectious Diseases (NCCID), with support from the NCCs for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH), Determinants of Health (NCCDH), and Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP), planned an in-person event to learn about the historical context and lived experience of those infected and affected by TB, and to explore collaborative opportunities to end TB in the north. Click here to learn more.

NCCs convene national gathering, explore public health roles for mental health and wellness
On February 28, 2018, in Gatineau, Québec, the six NCCs with partners brought together 70 leaders from public health, mental health and Indigenous health organizations from all provinces and territories. Click here to learn more.


NCC for Aboriginal Health (
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New report: "The built environment: Understanding how physical environments influence the health and well-being of First Nations peoples living on-reserve" by Roberta Stout.
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NCC for Determinants of Health (NCCDH)
 
Webinar: Health equity in the field: Reflections for students and early career professionals.
April 26, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (EST).

NCC for Environmental Health (NCCEH)
New publication: Growing at Home: Health and Safety Concerns for Personal Cannabis Cultivation

NCC for Infectious Diseases (NCCID)
According to the WHO, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis is a major public health problem that threatens progress made in TB care and control worldwide. To give guidance to public health professionals, the NCCID has curated a list of a list of international resources on multi-drug resistant TB that can be adapted to suit the Canadian context.
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NCC for Methods and Tools (NCCMT
NEW Online Learning Module: Organizational Change. This new online learning module provides public health leaders with an overview of areas to consider when planning organizational change.
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Other Resources of Interest
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Project Food-EPI Canada
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The research project Food-EPI Canada (Food
Environment Policy Index) is aimed to evaluate policies and actions that federal, provincial and territorial governments are taking to create a healthier food environment in Canada, and to prioritize areas for action to address current policy gaps.

The study, led by Dr. Lana Vanderlee
and Dr. Mary L'Abbé at the Department of Nutritional Sciences, at the University of Toronto published a report entitled: Creating healthier food environments in Canada: Current policies and priority actions.

Click here to consult the report (from the site of l'Abbé Lab).
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Thank you for reading. As always, we would like to hear your comments on this and all of our work.

Production of this e-Bulletin has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada through funding for the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP). The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.
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