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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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Is gentrification all bad? Positive association between gentrification and individual’s perceived neighborhood collective efficacy in Montreal, Canada
Collective efficacy is a form of social capital involving the consolidation of neighbourhood social ties. Understanding how and why some communities exhibit greater collective efficacy is important from a public health perspective. This study examined collective efficacy and gentrification in four Montreal neighbourhoods and found a positive association with gentrification. Gentrifiers themselves had higher collective efficacy than individuals in non-gentrifying neighbourhoods.

Public health interventions may offer society a return on investment
This review looked at 52 British public health interventions where the calculated returns for every UK pound invested ranged from negative £21 to £221, a median return of £14 ($20 Cdn) for each £1 spent. Interventions such as sugar taxes and vaccination programs gave the highest returns, while anti-stigma campaigns, blood pressure monitoring, and early childhood education provided smaller returns. National interventions were most cost effective.

10 ANS DE L'IRESP : Journées de la recherche en santé publique
To mark its 10th anniversary, France’s Institute of Public Health Research (IReSP) will present this conference in Paris on November 23, 2017. The objective of this international event will be to take stock of the work of IReSP and its partners in public health research over the past 10 years and to promote new research perspectives. Online registration will open September 4. The call for poster presentations is now open and the deadline for submission is September 25, 2017.

Artificial tanning devices: public health interventions to manage sunbeds
Artificial tanning devices (sunbeds, standing booths, and facial tanners) expose consumers to ultraviolet radiation that causes the major types of skin cancer. The use of tanning devices has increased incidence of these cancers and driven down the age atdiagnosis. This public health document on the use of sunbeds is for government health authorities. It provides a summary of their health effects and presents interventions known to reduce risks.

Communicating your research a toolkit
The UK Heath Foundation has produced a new online toolkit to help researchers communicate their findings. It provides guidance, resources and tips to support communication of research findings in a way that prioritizes action in response to evidence. There are three sections: planning for impact, communicating research results, and widening their impact.

Download theme online:

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