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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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A healthier life for all
Overseen by the UK Parliamentary Health Group, this collection of essays sets out current and emerging threats to health and wellbeing in Britain, alongside ways to address these issues. The contributing authors are health experts and politicians. They call on the UK government to tackle issues that contribute to poor health and health inequities by making health improvement an objective in all policy areas.

First likely local Zika transmission in US requires urgent action
On July 29, 2016, the Florida Department of Health confirmed the first four locally transmitted cases of Zika virus infection by mosquitoes in the continental US. Experts in Québec at INSPQ say that risks from Zika in the province are negligible, as its mosquito vectors do not breed in the province and cooler temperatures prevent incubation. The virus causes microcephaly and other fetal defects.

The Value of Health Impact Assessments in Housing
The National Housing Conference published this guide for housing and public health professionals. It describes how to integrate health considerations into housing decisions using health impact assessments (HIAs). The guide reviews published HIAs to highlight their value in analyzing links between housing and health in four key areas: quality, affordability, location, and housing community.

Equity focused health impact assessment Walk to School 2016
Conducted annually throughout the Australian state of Victoria, the Walk to School campaign is designed to increase active travel to and from primary school. This equity-focused health impact assessment (EFHIA) was conducted to gauge the rural and regional accessibility of the 2016 campaign. Outcomes will inform changes to campaign design to ensure health equity concerns are addressed.

What Works? Strategies to Improve Rural Health
Released annually, the County Health Rankings provide comprehensive data on population health and health care in every county in the US. Noting that rural counties are substantially less healthy and have poorer access to care, the report outlines key steps to building healthy communities and highlights improvement strategies that have been tested in rural communities.

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