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NCCHPP e-Bulletin - January 2010
Published January 28, 2010.


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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 -
Media coverage of health inequalities.

Content Analysis of Media Coverage of Health Inequalities in Canada, 2008

2008 was a banner year for the study and discussion of health inequalities in public health circles in Canada and elsewhere, a number of public health meetings and publications focused on the issue of health inequalities.

In order to find out whether the release of several public health reports and the publicizing of conferences and events would receive significant press coverage, the NCCHPP commissioned the Caisse Chartier Press Analysis Laboratory at the Université du Québec à Montréal to find out.

A number of interesting things emerged from the analysis, and both the highlights and the full report are offered here.

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Highlights from the Report

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Full Report

The Centre in Action

Summer Institute 2010 -
Making Connections for public heath practice, policy, and research.

The National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) are pleased to announce their 5th annual Summer Institute from June 28 to June 30, 2010 in Winnipeg.

Visit the 2010 Summer Institute website and sign up for the E-Bulletin to stay informed with the latest news!

NCCHPP workshop: Deliberating to Inform Decision-making
The Centre has organized a day-long workshop to be held in Montréal on March 12th, 2010, during the Annual Public Health Days (Journées Annuelles de santé publique-JASP). The objective of this one-day conference is to inform public health professionals and decision-makers about the use of deliberative processes to inform decision-making.

The list of speakers includes Julia Abelson (McMaster University), Mark Dobrow (University of Toronto), Michael Orsini (University of Ottawa), John Lavis (McMaster University), Luc Rabouin (Centre d?écologie urbaine de Montreal), Normand Brunet (Université de Montréal), Hubert Doucet (Université de Montréal), Michel Venne (Institut du Nouveau Monde), and many others.

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Our new Publications in the Spotlight 


Health in Political Philosophy:
What Kind of Good is it?
As part of a collaborative project between the NCCHPP and the Centre de recherche en éthique de l?Université de Montréal-CRÉUM (Research Centre on Ethics, University of Montréal) philosopher and Professor Daniel Weinstock gave a presentation on distributive justice in health.
The goal of his presentation was to map out some of the key issues in current research on distributive justice as they may be relevant to individuals promoting public policies targeting equity.

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What is Evidence? A philosophical perspective.
Professor Daniel Weinstock's keynote address at the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health 2007 Summer Institute starts out with the claim that 'Evidence is not proof.' He then goes on to discuss what evidence is, clarifying our understanding of the concept using a philosophical perspective.

This transcript from Dr. Weinstock's presentation lends some valuable perspective in a short read.

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PATH Project: "Influencing Healthy Public Policy with Community Health Impact Assessment"

In 2008, the NCCHPP worked with the PATH (People Assessing Their Health) network initiative in Nova Scotia as they documented their different projects as well as their practice, based on citizenship linked to public policies. 

A Brief History of PATH 
An introductory overview of the PATH project, showing the different steps and projects that shaped the history of this movement. 

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PATH Report
This report is a summary of the diverse activities documented by PATH throughout the year that sheds light on the influence of community health impact assessment (CHIA) in promoting healthy public policy.

Click here to download the report.  428 K

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Brief History

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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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