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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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Gardens and health Implications for policy and practice
This report by The King's Fund calls for the NHS and health and wellbeing boards "to make more of the diverse health benefits of gardening in support of their priorities". The report sets out the evidence base on how gardens and gardening relate to health, and highlights how they contribute to individual and community health and wellness.

Assessing the health impact of transnational corporations: its importance and a framework
The adverse health and equity impacts of transnational corporation (TNCs) practices have become public health concerns as they dominate global trade and investment and increasingly shape national economies. This paper reports on a framework designed to conduct corporate health impact assessment (CHIA) that would follow the standard health impact assessment (HIA) steps of screening, scoping, identification, assessment, decision-making and recommendations.

Urban and Transport Planning Related Exposures and Mortality: A Health Impact Assessment for Cities
Applying an Urban and Transport Planning Health Impact Assessment tool (UTHOPIA) to 1,357,361 residents of Barcelona, this study estimates the number of premature deaths that could be prevented through compliance with international recommendations for exposure to urban air pollution, noise, heat, access to green spaces and physical exercise. The study estimates that 20% of mortality could be prevented in Barcelona if international exposure recommendations were implemented.

Public health research reduced smoking deaths – it could do the same for gun violence
Calling for a public health approach to firearms violence in the US, this article discusses what the approach would mean and describes its four key attributes: research, evidence-based policy, consultation and prevention. Currently, US research on firearms violence receives government funding of less than $700,000 per year.

12e Colloque international francophone des Villes et Villages en santé et des Villes-Santé de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé
From November 22 to 24, 2016, Montreal will host this conference, which brings together leaders of the French-speaking world in efforts to combat poverty and social exclusion in various fields of action. The symposium, under the theme "Working together: 30 years of action towards healthy communities" will present best practices and innovations.

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