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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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Policymakers need to look at wider economic benefits of taxing sugary drinks
The wider economic benefits of a tax on sugary drinks need to be recognised by policymakers if retailers' pricing behaviour is to be changed, according to a study led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) in UK. The researchers argue that economic welfare would be improved if firms could be dissuaded from using 'value size' pricing - which involves deliberately selling larger size drinks at much lower unit prices than smaller sizes - and this economic benefit would be in addition to the health benefit from reduced consumption of harmful sugary drinks.

La mortalité par suicide au Québec : 1981 à 2014 – Mise à jour 2017
According to provisional data for 2014, the adjusted mortality rate was 13.4 deaths per 100,000 people in Quebec. The number of suicides recorded was 1 125. The decline in the rate of suicide, begun at the beginning of the century, has diminished in recent years, suggesting that a plateau has been reached. The adjusted mortality rate by suicide and by sex shows a rate three times higher among men.

The warning signs are there, but is anybody seeing them?
Warning labels on products like alcohol that can be harmful when over consumed seem on the surface an obvious method of reducing consumers’ intake and promoting responsible consumption. However little is known about how much attention is paid to these labels or their effectiveness in changing behavior. Two articles recently published in BMC Public Health look to address these issues.

The Public Health and Planning 101 project: strengthening collaborations between the public health and planning professions
The Public Health and Planning 101 project set up by the Public Health Agency of Canada aimed to increase cross-disciplinary knowledge among public health and planning professionals involved in the land use planning process. The multi-disciplinary project team administered an online survey in 2012 to Ontario public health and planning professionals. The survey findings revealed the need for an education module to help public health and planning professionals collaborate in the land use planning process in Ontario, and to help inform policy related to healthy built environments.

Advancing the right to health: the vital role of law
This report from WHO highlights important issues that may arise during the process of public health law reform. It provides guidance about issues and requirements to be addressed during the process of developing public health laws. It also includes case studies and examples of legislation from a variety of countries to illustrate effective law reform practices and some features of effective public health legislation.

Download theme online:

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