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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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Les études d’impacts, aussi inclusives que souhaité?
Save the date for the 27th annual conference of the AQEI. 9-10 May 2019, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The theme will be devoted to the issue of inclusion in impact assessment. The event will discuss, among other things, the following questions: Would reviewing our current practices to promote better inclusion lead to more equitable and socially responsible projects? What changes should be made in our practice to ensure a better representation of the different groups of the population? What are the aspects to be considered to promote greater inclusion in impact studies?

Webinar - Discussing Public Health Roles in Population Mental Health and Wellness Promotion
In this webinar, co-presented by the NCCHPP and Public Health Sudbury & Districts, presenters will discuss a general overview of the roles of public health in population mental health and wellness promotion and will present an example of integration of a population mental health perspective in public health practice. Participants will learn about the context in which the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health have become involved in clarifying the roles of public health in population mental health and wellness promotion. They will learn about the processes which led to this clarification. March 22, 2019, from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT.

Do Health Impact Assessments Promote Healthier Decision-Making?
Findings from a study conducted for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts suggest that health impact assessment can be an influential tool for strengthening community engagement, building trust between residents and decision-makers, and enhancing the decision-making process. The study also suggests that HIAs can contribute to more equitable access to health-promoting resources and protection from environmental risks.

New WHO-ITU standard aims to prevent hearing loss among 1.1 billion young people
Nearly 50% of people aged 12-35 years – or 1.1 billion young people – are at risk of hearing loss due to prolonged and excessive exposure to loud sounds, including music they listen to through personal audio devices. Ahead of World Hearing Day (3 March), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have issued a new international standard for the manufacture and use of these devices, which include smartphones and audio players, to make them safer for listening.

Why we need park equity
Inequities in park access across neighborhoods are the result of policies, laws, and practices— some deliberate, some inadvertent, some historical, some ongoing—that have segregated communities along racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines. And it’s no coincidence that communities that don’t have their fair share of parks and green spaces often have more than their fair share of polluting land uses and freeways. This short article from the Prevention Institute reviews some strategies to promote park equity.

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