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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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La mortalité par suicide au Québec : 1981 à 2015 – Mise à jour 2018
The INSPQ recently published an updated version of its report on suicide mortality in the province of Quebec. According to preliminary data for 2015, the adjusted suicide rate is 13.2 per 100,000 people in Quebec (n = 1,128 suicides). The adjusted suicide rate for men is 19.6 per 100,000 (n = 833 suicides) and the rate for women is 6.9 per 100,000 (n = 295 suicides). The evolution of suicides is marked by a significant decrease in men aged 15 to 44, whereas a plateau seems to have been reached in men aged 45 to 64, the group with the highest suicide rate in Quebec.

The social determinants of health impacts of resource extraction and development in rural and northern communities : A summary of impacts and promising practices for assessment and monitoring
Northern Health produced this report in attempt to answer two questions. The first one was: “what are some commonly identified SDOH impacts of resource development on northern, rural and Indigenous communities”? The second one was: “what processes, measures, and indicators can be used to assess and monitor the impacts of resource development on the SDOH”?

8 Organizations to Conduct Health Impact Assessments
The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, is awarding grants to support health impact assessments (HIA) in five states: Arkansas, California, Kentucky, Mississippi, and New Mexico. All of the assessments, to be completed by summer 2019, will be on policy proposals in sectors outside health care. The goal is to help address economic and social barriers that lead to gaps in health, such as poverty and discrimination, and ensure that all people have the opportunity to be healthy. Over 400 HIAs have been completed or are in progress in the United States.

86e Congrès de l’ACFAS
This conference will take place at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi from May 7 to 11, 2018. Organized by the Association francophone pour le savoir, it is the largest multidisciplinary gathering for researchers and research users of french-speaking countries. Every year, this congress welcomes thousands of persons from 30 countries. As is the case every year, the Health Sciences section is on the agenda. The detailed convention schedule will be available on March 23, 2018.

NCCHPP Webinar - Practical Approaches to Wicked Problems: What Works?
This webinar will seek to equip public health practitioners with new tools and approaches to better approach wicked problems in their practice. Presenter: Val Morrison, Research Officer at the NCCHPP. Date: Tuesday March 6, 2018, from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m (EST).

Download theme online:

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