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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.

What’s new on the Portal?

Public policies and development projects putting health equity at the forefront
This series of webinars will invite participants to learn about the co-design approach developed by the Active Neighbourhoods Canada partnership, which engages citizens and professionals in designing healthy and equitable communities. The series will also introduce tools to implement the approach, showcase inspiring case studies from across Canada, and introduce policy best practices to support healthy and equitable communities.

National Level Social Determinants of Health and Outcomes: Longitudinal Analysis of 27 Industrialized Countries
This study aimed to identify the SDH through national-level indices in industrialized countries. Results show that Japan ranked in the highest tier for all outcome categories, followed by Iceland, Sweden, and Switzerland. Combining all of the results shows that to improve national-level health outcomes, tobacco and alcohol controls and nutritional policies should be strengthened first, as they will contribute more to mortality and Potential Years of Life Lost.

Does liberalisation of cannabis policy influence levels of use in adolescents and young adults? A systematic review and meta-analysis
This is the first study to attempt to summarise research on the consequences of various types of changes in cannabis laws and policies (decriminalisation as well as different forms of legalisation) with regard to patterns of use among adolescents and young adults. This systematic review and meta-analysis shows that cannabis legalisation of use for recreational purposes appears to possibly result in a small increase.

National Inuit climate change strategy
The National Inuit Climate Change Strategy identifies the coordinated actions that are necessary to meet our adaptation, mitigation and resilience-building needs in the face of rapid climate change, and a quickly evolving climate policy environment. The Strategy lays out practical objectives to advance Inuit-driven climate actions, and guidance on how to work with Inuits to protect their way of life and support the sustainability of their communities in the face of our changing climate reality.

Why Evidence-Informed Public Health Matters
Evidence-Informed Public Health (EIPH), the process of using the best available evidence from research, context, and experience in practice, can help you adapt to changes in public health practice. The the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools can help you to use EIPH in practice, featuring the Why it Matters video series exploring the importance of EIPH from the perspectives of four public health experts.

Download theme online:

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