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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 effects of non-occupational exposure to oil extraction
This joint French-Spanish study assesses residential exposure to oil-related contamination from extraction activities. It estimates that 638 million of the world’s people live near oil reservoirs, primarily in low- and middle-income countries, where they are exposed to health risks by contaminated water and dermal contact. The few papers studying residential exposure have many limitations.

Évaluation des effets sur la santé des champs électromagnétiques dans le domaine des radiofréquences
The Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) released this report analyzing the potential health effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields on human health. The report includes an overview of exposure limits established by health organizations, levels of population exposure in Québec, and the potential effects of radio frequencies on health. The authors propose five risk management measures.

Teenage e-cigarette use 'clustered' in certain schools, study finds
New research has found that school environments have an impact on electronic cigarette use among teenagers. Examining data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), researchers report major school-to-school differences in e-cigarette use attributable to school cultures, a conclusion they say warrants further study.

Global organisations urge Coke, Pepsi to acknowledge soda's link to obesity & curb marketing to kids
Fourteen global health groups have called on Coca-Cola and PepsiCo to stop marketing obesity-linked sugary drinks to children as the companies expand in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The groups are urging the two companies to incorporate warnings about adverse health effects, reduce calorie counts, and stop fighting public health measures such as a sugar tax.

Interactive social media interventions to promote health equity: an overview of reviews
Synthesizing 11 systematic reviews, this paper assessed the effects of interactive social media interventions on health outcomes, behaviour change, and health equity. Findings showed that interventions were effective in certain disadvantaged populations (rural, youth, older adults, people of low socioeconomic status). Only four studies reported on the level of intervention use, which was consistently low.

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