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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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Citizen Science for public health
This study addresses the central question as to whether citizen engagement in knowledge production could enable inclusive health policy making. Building on non-health work fields, the authors describe different types of citizen engagement in scientific research, or ‘Citizen Science’. They describe the challenges that Citizen Science poses for public health, and how these could be addressed. They provide a draft framework to enable evaluation of Citizen Science in practice.

EPA's Study of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources
This final assessment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reviewed the available scientific literature and data to assess the potential for activities in the hydraulic fracturing water cycle to impact the quality or quantity of drinking water resources, and to identify factors that affect the frequency or severity of those impacts.

Tackling food marketing to children in a digital world: trans-disciplinary perspectives.
This WHO publication provides up-to-date information on the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children and the changes that have occurred in recent years, focusing in particular on the major shift to digital marketing. It examines trends in media use among children, marketing methods in the new digital media landscape and children’s engagement with such marketing. It also considers the impact on children and their ability to counter marketing as well as the implications for children’s digital privacy.

Health impact assessment of the UK soft drinks industry levy: a comparative risk assessment modelling study
In March, 2016, the UK Government proposed a tiered levy on sugar-sweetened beverages. This study by Bristish researchers estimates the effect of possible industry responses to the levy on obesity, diabetes, and dental caries. The authors conclude that the health impact of the soft drinks levy is dependent on its implementation by industry.

NCCHPP & NCCID Webinar - Public Health Ethics: A Case in Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
In this webinar, co-presented by NCCHPP and NCCID, participants will discuss the evidence and ethics of a case involving the use of point-of-care testing to expand access to diagnostic technologies for infectious disease in remote or northern communities. This webinar will take place on Tuesday January 24, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m (EST).

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