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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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Public Health 2017 – call for submissions
Public Health 2017 is the meeting place for the public health community to connect, collaborate, innovate, inspire, share and learn. CPHA invites submissions that facilitate the exchange and dissemination of innovative public health research, policies and practices. The deadline for symposium and workshop submissions is November 22, 2016, and for oral and poster submissions, November 29.

Social Determinants of Health Learning Network: Innovation to Advance 20 Core Strategies
The Social Determinants of Health Learning Network is part of the Infant Mortality Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN), and is active in 19 US states. The network has developed 20 strategies to reduce infant mortality by improving the social determinants of health. A series of blog posts at the link below provides background information on these strategies and recommends ways to move ahead in their implementation.

Is Health Impact Assessment Effective in Bringing Community Perspectives to Public Decision-Making?
Examining the effectiveness of Health Impact Assessments (HIA), this case study of five California HIAs found that an effective HIA requires appropriate capacity and expertise along with many types of community support. Teams conducting HIAs require access to experts in process, research methods, public health and other sectors; sufficient financial, data, and other resources; and cross-sector and multiagency relationships.

Health Impact Assessment: Kern County’s Land-Use & Transportation Plan
Kern County, California, is central to the US agriculture industry but has high rates of poverty and poor health outcomes. The county conducted this health impact assessment to inform land use and transportation decisions. As a result, $2 million has been committed to pedestrian improvements in the county's main town to increase opportunities for active transportation like walking and biking.

How Urban Trees Can Save Lives
The Nature Conservancy studied the effects of trees on air quality in 245 of the world’s cities. Its Planting Healthy Air report documents the cities that would benefit most from planting more trees in terms of heat and pollution reduction. It also calculates the investment required: investing $4 per city resident could improve health for millions.

Download theme online:

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