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Workshop - A Method for Synthesizing Knowledge to Inform Public Policy Decision Makers - JASP 2011
The Centre's Florence Morestin and François-Pierre Gauvin, in collaboration with Maude Chapados of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec, led a workshop during Québec's Journées Annuelles de Santé Publique (Annual Public Health Days) in Montréal on November 30, 2011. 
Published in January 2012.  DescriptionDownload    3.31 MB
This one-day workshop was intended for public health professionals who are expected to produce knowledge syntheses to inform policy makers.

The learning objectives of the day were to enable participants to:

• Use an analytical framework that addresses several dimensions that are relevant to public policies and important to document (effectiveness, unintended effects, equity, cost, feasibility and acceptability).
• Construct the logic model of a public policy in order to guide data collection.
• Develop a literature review strategy that is both rigorous and adapted to public policies.
• Establish the steps to follow to organize deliberative processes in order to enhance the data from the literature review with the expertise of local actors

The presentation from this workshop was one of several held from 2010 to 2013. While we have chosen to leave this document available for downloading, we recommend a more recent (and improved-upon) version from JASP 2012, available here.

A new knowledge synthesis method to effectively inform decision makers about public policies
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While this workshop was held in French, the materials have been translated into English and are now available.

The NCCHPP is planning other training workshops on this method for synthesizing knowledge. We will be at The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) in Toronto on April 3, 2012, where we will offer a three hour workshop on the method. To visit the TOPHC website, click here.

To learn more:
Method for Synthesizing Knowledge about Public Policies

Summary – Method for Synthesizing Knowledge about Public Policies 
The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.