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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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Peer-to-Peer Webinar Series
As part of the release of the second issue of the Evidence-Informed Decision Making (EIDM) Casebook, the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) will present a series of webinars that are designed to help organizations and companies to reach their EIDM goals. The 90-minutes interactive sessions will allow participants to engage with the authors of the stories in the Casebook, and thereby expand their skill set and arsenal of EIDM’s tools. Half a dozen unique events are on schedule, including two sessions of Success Stories in Evidence-Informed Decision Making in November and December.

Meilleures pratiques d’aménagement pour prévenir les effets du bruit environnemental sur la santé et la qualité de vie
Noise has harmful effects on human’s health and quality of life. Its sources are numerous, which make it more difficult to mitigate. Land-use planning and management is one of the most effective and critical noise control and mitigation measures. To help regional county municipalities, municipalities and developers with this issue, this guide brings together the best planning practices regarding noise management. It can help protect sensitive areas (residences, daycares, schools, hospitals, etc.), industrial spaces, commercial spaces and leisure spaces from noise.

New voices: Millennials and the future of public health
The De Beaumont Foundation will present a lively panel discussion on millennials in the public health workforce at the APHA Annual Meeting and Expo in November. A month prior to the event, Brian Castrucci (executive director of the De Beaumont Foundation) and Lizzie Corcoran (special assistant at the De Beaumont Foundation) opened up about the subject in an interview. Among other things, Corcoran and Castrucci believe that many older employers and employees working in public health departments have negative and unfair stereotypes about millennials. They also believe that the retention and employment problems among this age group is not caused by a lack of loyalty, but by a lack of interest in public health departments. They finally suggest that governmental public health departments are not recruiting or retaining talents in effective ways.

How Collaboration Fosters Safer Communities for Kids
A new project from the Prevention Institute and the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), named Cradle to Community: A Focus on Community Safety and Healthy Child Development, has recently been launched. It connects two fields that rarely work together: community violence prevention and early childhood development. The work presents six recommendations for communities that are developing collaborative, place-based approaches to ensure that all children have a solid foundation of safety and to build a comprehensive support system for children affected by violence at any age. “Educate the community on the impact of unsafe neighborhoods on children” and “Change organizational practices to focus on health equity and racial justice” are among the proposed recommendations.

Journées annuelles de santé publique 2018 – Rendez-vous les 4 et 5 décembre à Montréal
The 22nd Journées Annuelles de Santé Publique (JASP) will take place in Montreal on December 4 and 5, 2018 at the Bonaventure Hotel. This year’s event, entitled Draw Tomorrow, will cover more than twenty themes highlighting key issues in public health. These include social isolation, antibiotic resistance, sustainable mobility and built environment, water consumption normalization, cognitive health, impact of climate change on workers and zoonoses, and more.

Download theme online:

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