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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 Impacts of Citywide and Localized Power Outages in New York City
This study from Environmental Health Perspectives sought to examine potential health impacts of citywide and localized outages in New York City (NYC). Along with the citywide 2003 outage, localized outages in July 1999 and July 2006 were identified. The results show that respiratory disease hospitalizations were associated with the 2006 localized outage and the 2003 citywide outage, and that all-cause mortality was positively associated with the 1999, 2003, and 2006 outages. The authors conclude that localized outages may affect health. This information can inform preparedness efforts and underscores the public health importance of ensuring electric grid resiliency to climate change.

Key Health Inequalities in Canada. A National Portrait
Health inequalities in Canada exist, are persistent, and in some cases, are growing. This report describes the magnitude, the prevalence, the distribution, and the consequences of key health inequalities in Canada, a critical step in facilitating action to advance health equity. This document is a product of the Pan-Canadian Health Inequalities Reporting (HIR) Initiative, a collaborative undertaking by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the Pan-Canadian Public Health Network (PHN), Statistics Canada, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

Global Action Plan On Physical Activity 2018-2030
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has developed this new global action plan to help countries scale up policy actions to promote physical activity. It responds to the requests by countries for updated guidance, and a framework of effective and feasible policy actions to increase physical activity at all levels. The plan sets out four objectives and recommends 20 policy actions that are applicable to all countries and address the cultural, environmental and individual determinants of inactivity.

NACCHO Annual Conference- Unleashing the Power of Local Public Health
The 2018 NACCHO Annual Conference will be held at the New Orleans Marriott, July 10-12. This conference is the only national event in the U.S. that speaks directly to the daily challenges and opportunities that local health officials and their staff face. The theme of this year’s conference, Unleashing the Power of Local Public Health, highlights the unique opportunity local public health has to convene discussions and efforts around population health, clinical medicine, and the management of systems that measure health and healthcare outcomes.

École d’été - S’informer dans un monde de fausses informations : produire et interpréter des contenus dans le nouvel écosystème informationnel
ComSanté, in collaboration with LabCMO and Canada’s Research Chair in Sociocultural Issues of Digital Technology in Education, will hold a summer school from June 26 to 28. The event, which will take place on the premises of the Université du Québec à Montréal, aims to offer tips to cope with the phenomenon of disinformation and fake news in the field of health. Conferences and workshops will help participants to understand and apply original reading grids, as well as to apply methods to verify an information’s quality.

Download theme online:

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