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The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) has a goal of supporting public health actors across Canada in their efforts to promote healthy public policies  Visit the Website

The Healthy Public Policy Research Group (Groupe d'étude sur les politiques publiques et la santé. GÉPPS) has a research focus on the processes involved in producing public policies, from their emergence to their evaluation, analyzed through the perspective of their impacts on health.  Visit the Website


The Public Policy and Health Portal is a portal that makes knowledge and practices relating to healthy public policy easily accessible.

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New reference for a public health approach to emergencies
In recent decades, disasters have forced public health managers to reevaluate their approaches to emergencies. Leading the charge has been the landmark book, Public Health Management of Disasters: The Practice Guide (2003). The newly published fourth edition focuses on the role of public health in relation to the structure, organization and function of health management in emergency management and disaster prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and reconstruction.

Health Communication with Immigrants, Refugees, and Migrant Workers: Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief
The Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies recently convened a workshop focused on health communication with immigrant, refugee, and migrant worker populations. It explored the application of health literacy insights to these underserved communities. This summary of the proceedings describes the workshop presentations and panel discussions on issues of access, services, outreach and action.

Le tabac, une menace pour le développement
Released by the WHO, this 70-page booklet describes the ways in which tobacco consumption, production, and cultivation negatively affects human well-being from an environmental perspective. It draws attention to gaps in scientific evidence (such as biased data from the tobacco industry) and indicates where objective research would improve understanding of the relationship between tobacco and the environment.

Methods and Tools for Integrating Health Equity into Public Health Program Planning
The National Collaborating Center for Environmental Health will conduct this training and discussion session on methods and tools that can be used to support evidence-based decision-making in the context of health equity. The event will take place on June 28, 2017, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm.

Tobacco control: Developing an innovative and effective global strategy
Published by PLOS Medicine, this editorial reviews current international tobacco control policies, actions, and agreements as it espouses global anti-tobacco strategies responsive to different contexts of economic, institutional and social development. It calls on the WHO to continue its leading role after the 2006 Framework Convention on Tobacco Control by providing new scientific leadership for low and middle-income countries.

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 Guide pratique pour l'EIS
English version pending
 Health determinants booklet