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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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Intervention économique pour augmenter la consommation de fruits et légumes : étude initiale sur la faisabilité et l’acceptabilité de l’intervention
This document assesses the feasibility and acceptability of a subsidy for the purchase of fruits and vegetables for disadvantaged households with children in Québec. Researchers found that the acceptability of the intervention to the target populations was unanimous. Some pointed out that the risk of stigmatization was present, but in the end, these risks were judged to be less than the benefits of the intervention. As far as feasibility is concerned, it seems realistic to implement, in the Québec context, an economic intervention as proposed, even if certain technical obstacles must be overcome.

Les études d’impacts, aussi inclusives que souhaité?
Save the date for the 27th annual conference of the AQEI. 9-10 May 2019, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The theme will be devoted to the issue of inclusion in impact assessment. The event will discuss, among other things, the following questions: Would reviewing our current practices to promote better inclusion lead to more equitable and socially responsible projects? What changes should be made in our practice to ensure a better representation of the different groups of the population? What are the aspects to be considered to promote greater inclusion in impact studies?

Local authorities urged to ensure building developers address air pollution
Developers should show planning authorities that they are actively looking to protect local people from the effects of air pollution when planning big building projects. This includes assessing potential building designs and considering how buildings and other physical barriers will affect the distribution of air pollution. The new quality standard also suggests that schools and care homes should not be sited in areas where pollution levels may be high to reduce the impact on vulnerable groups.

New WHO-ITU standard aims to prevent hearing loss among 1.1 billion young people
Nearly 50% of people aged 12-35 years – or 1.1 billion young people – are at risk of hearing loss due to prolonged and excessive exposure to loud sounds, including music they listen to through personal audio devices. Ahead of World Hearing Day (3 March), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have issued a new international standard for the manufacture and use of these devices, which include smartphones and audio players, to make them safer for listening.

Evidence-informed decision making Casebook – Call for abstract
The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools is pleased to announce that the call for abstracts for the third issue of the Evidence-Informed Decision Making (EIDM) Casebook is now open. The call for abstracts will close March 15, 2019. Individuals and organizations from across Canada and the world are invited to submit abstracts describing efforts to achieve EIDM in public health practice, programs and policy.

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