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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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Health Impact Assessment Can Inform Community Development Decisions
This brief presents case studies about three health impact assessments (HIAs) funded in 2013 in the United States, focused on community development decisions, and draws from a review conducted by the Georgia Health Policy Center that summarized the HIA process and findings. It also provides an introduction to HIA for community developers and policymakers and explains how developers can incorporate health considerations into their decisions.

Expositions et mortalité reliées à l’aménagement et au transport urbain: une évaluation des impacts à la santé pour les villes
This executive summary of the Institut de santé publique du Québec presents data from a study conducted in Spain that estimated the number of deaths that could be avoided if international recommendations associated with certain risk factors were respected. To this end, the UTOPHIA (Urban and TranspOrt Planning Health Impact Assessment) model, a health impact assessment developed by the authors, was applied to the city of Barcelona. According to the model, 20% of all deaths by natural causes each year could be avoided if recommendations were followed. This result is comparable to other health impact assessments targeting the same risk factors.

Journée d'échanges sur l'éthique et les inégalités sociales en santé
April 27, 2017, Montreal, Quebec This event organized by the Quebec Population Health Research Network will address the ethical concerns surrounding social inequalities in health. It will explore if some of these inequalities (e.g. people with uneven distribution of resources, income and education) should be given prior consideration or if there should be a focus on the inequalities for which there is known empirical evidence.

How Can We Design Communities Where Kids and Families Thrive?
A new funding opportunity in the United States will engage teams in six selected communities to create healthier environments for kids and families. Key to this process will be a series of intensive work sessions in community collaborations to deepen relationships; conduct and synthesize research; brainstorm, prioritize and prototype ideas; and come together around a plan for future action.

A new OECD series to understand your country's health care system
This new OECD series aims to highlight the latest data in selected countries, to explain their health care systems and to provide key information in a clear and concise way. Each country snapshot highlights issues that are pertinent to that particular country, be it smoking, obesity, surgical interventions, consumption of antibiotics, physicians density, prevalence of mental disorders, etc., with the help of key statistics and are followed by brief policy recommendations.

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