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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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La Boîte à outils pour la surveillance post-sinistre des impacts sur la santé mentale
This toolkit was developed by the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ) to make available tools for the adequate and reproducible monitoring of the impacts on mental health after a disaster. It was developed by experts in mental health and surveillance from various Quebec institutions. It is intended primarily for use by public health professionals, epidemiologists, researchers, and other stakeholders interested in documenting impacts on post-disaster mental health with standardized tools that are evaluated and available for free.

PAHO provides guidance on improving the health of migrants in countries of the Americas
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has published a guidance document on migration and health that suggests five areas of action countries should take top improve the health of migrants and the populations that receive them. PAHO proposes a series of interventions aimed at integrating migrant health needs into national policies, strategies and programs. It also seeks to bridge the short-term emergency response and medium- to long-term actions for integrating the health needs of the migrant population while ensuring the sustainability of actions currently being implemented.

Next generation public health: towards precision and fairness
Developments in big data and artificial intelligence are transforming medicine, but public health has somehow been lagging behind in embracing their potential. Public health policy and practice are being outpaced by rapid technological advancements in digital health, which are already being applied in the real world. Given that the choices made over the next decades will determine the success and fairness of our digital health future, now is a critical time to reflect on this digital revolution and what it means for public health.

Climate Change and Health
Building on the Lancet’s multidisciplinary Commission on Climate Change and Health and supporting the growing body of scientific literature, this Special Issue exemplifies the diversity of pathways through which climate change is currently impacting the health of Canadians, while underscoring both the grand health challenges and the grand health opportunities from a changing climate.

Free Online Course – Health Impact Assessement, step by step
Health impact assessment (HIA) is a structured and innovative process that informs decision makers about the potential effects of a project, program or policy on the health and well-being of populations. Based on an update of our previous online course on HIA, this new version will allow you to develop the skills needed to participate in any HIA process.

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