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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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The burden of alcohol use: better data and strong policies towards a sustainable development
Despite the recognition of the harms associated with alcohol use, the history of alcohol control lags substantially behind tobacco control efforts. Regrettably, national policies addressing the availability, marketing, and price and taxation of alcoholic beverages, as well as drunk driving, are being implemented at a very slow pace. A commitment to timely monitoring of alcohol use and to a package of policies that address, among others, taxation, access to alcohol, and the availability of treatment of alcohol use disorders, are likely to achieve success in reducing the health and negative social effects of alcohol use.

Cochrane Colloquium, Toronto 2020 - Submissions for abstracts open
This year’s Cochrane Colloquium will take plan in Toronto on October 4-7, 2020. The main theme is ‘Rapid-Learning Health Systems,’ an approach to improve people’s experiences and health outcomes while keeping costs manageable and health care stakeholders engaged. Rapid-learning health systems apply to all levels of health care and across all parts (from home care to primary and specialty care and public health). The deadline for submission is 9 March 2020.

Seminar on the evaluation of health impact assessments (HIAs): Approaches and experiences in France, Switzerland and Québec
The NCCHPP and the Partenariats et expertises transversales (partnerships and cross-cutting expertises) unit of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) organized on October 15th, 2019 a seminar on the evaluation of health impact assessments (HIAs). Presentations are now available online.

Mental health policy in England
Around one in four people in the UK suffer from a mental health problem each year. The NHS has set out that it wants to achieve “parity of esteem” between mental and physical health, in terms of access to services, quality of care and allocation of resources. This briefing looks at the current mental health strategy, reform of the Mental Health Act, waiting times and the use of force in mental health settings.

Webinar - Online Course on Health Impact Assessment (HIA): A Tool for Developing Healthy Public Policies
In this webinar, co-presented by the NCC for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) and the NCCHPP, Thierno Diallo will present the HIA process as a tool for promoting the adoption of healthy public policies. He will introduce the NCCHPP's online course on HIA as a tool to support HIA capacity building. Then Gabrielle Manseau will speak about her HIA experience on HIA's challenges and benefits, as well as her experience with the NCCHPP's online course. The webinar will be held on February 13, 2020.

Download theme online:

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