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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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Healthier lifestyles and better health policies drive life expectancy gains
Health at a Glance 2017, a new OECD report, says that all OECD countries have seen life expectancy at birth increase by over 10 years since 1970 to reach an average of 80.6 years. Healthier lifestyles, higher incomes and better education have all contributed to boost life expectancy in recent decades. Better health care has also helped, according to the OECD.

Le bruit et la santé – État de situation – île de Montréal
The goal of this document is to portray the environmental noise exposure on the Island of Montreal, including the inequalities concerning noise exposition and the description of the health effects on population concerning the disturbance and disruption of sleep. This document also presents various recommendations aimed at reducing the population's exposure to environmental noise and thus improving the health of the Montreal population.

Building Learning Healthcare Systems in Canada
The University of British Columbia Centre for Health Services and Policy Research is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018 with a health policy conference to explore the idea of learning healthcare systems. The conference will take place March 8 and 9, 2018, in Vancouver. More information will be available soon.

Policy options on mental health
This is the final report of the six-year collaboration between the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and the Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform, an initiative aimed at reducing the global burden of mental health through the development of evidence and good practices to global mental health. This final report constitutes a practical source of information for national policy and decision-makers, legislators, justices, opinion shapers, and mental health workers willing to contribute to strengthening the response of all sectors to the still largely unmet needs of people with mental disorders.

Developing a framework for managing the night-time economy in Wales: a Health Impact Assessment approach
The night-time economy can have major impacts on the health and well-being of individuals. This case study outlines the approach of a prospective Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to re-develop an existing reactive framework for managing the night-time economy in Wales. Inclusion of a range of stakeholders in the process enabled the reformulation of realistic proactive objectives which account for both health and well-being. This article highlights the benefits of HIA and can be used to inform future policy developments.

Download theme online:

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