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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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9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air, but more countries are taking action
New data from WHO shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million people every year caused by air pollution. Ambient air pollution alone caused some 4.2 million deaths in 2016, while household air pollution from cooking with polluting fuels and technologies caused an estimated 3.8 million deaths in the same period.

Google street view images could help us address a public health crisis
According to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE, Google Street View (GSV) could be a great resource for improving public health. Researchers analyzed thousands of GSV images to determine whether the service could provide accurate data about a population’s transportation habits. They assert this data could help public health officials predict whether new transportation policies could make people healthier.

Rapport québécois sur la violence et la santé
This voluminous report, produced and published by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), brings together several quality scientific works about the different forms of violence in Quebec. It highlights the links between the manifestations of violence and the different approaches to prevent them. This document, addressed to decision-makers, stakeholders and scientists, seeks to characterize the extent of violence in Quebec, its manifestations and its immediate and long-term health consequences.

Association between the frequency of cannabis use and selected social indicators
This study from Statistics Canada examines recent cannabis use in Canada, with a focus on the characteristics of people who use cannabis. It also discusses the harmful effects from cannabis consumption reported by those who use it, as well as the association between frequency of cannabis use and selected social indicators such as self-reported health, confidence in police and the justice system, and victimization. Among other things, we learn that about 45% of people aged 15 and over reported that they had ever tried or used cannabis in their lifetime, 7% in the past month, and also that there is a link between the presence of a physical or mental health disability and frequent cannabis use.

Delivering community benefit: Healthy food playbook
Health Care Without Harm as developed a suite of resources in an online playbook to help hospital community benefit professionals to identify food-related health needs and community resources in the CHNA (community health needs assessments) process, and to engage in evidence-informed and promising healthy food access interventions as part of their implementation strategies. These resources particularly highlight certain kinds of “win-win-win” opportunities that: 1) improve access to healthy, affordable food and at the same time; 2) support economic and workforce development in low-income communities; 3) strengthen local and sustainable food systems.

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