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Now being offered for free: Our online training course – A framework for analyzing public policies

Constructing a Logic Model for a Healthy Public Policy: Why and How?
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A Framework for Analyzing Public Policies – Practical Guide
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Method for Synthesizing Knowledge About Public Policies
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What Works for Health: Policies and Programs that can Improve Health  - A directory of short descriptions of different public policies. Each summarizes the data about the policy's effectiveness and provides a few indications about its implementation and its impact on inequalities. On the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps site (USA).

Prevention Policy Directory. A regularly updated, searchable inventory of Canadian policies as well as legal instruments (legislation, regulations, codes). The Directory is on Cancerview Canada.

How can the health equity impact of universal policies be evaluated? Insights into approaches and next steps
6.26 MB. Milton, B., et al. (Eds.) (2011). On the site of the World Health Organization. 

Practitioner opinions on health promotion interventions that work: Opening the “black box” of a linear evidence-based approach. Kok, M., et al. (2012). Social Science and Medicine, 74, 715-723. doi:10.1016/j. socscimed.2011.11.021   Abstract on the site PubMed.

Assessing equity in systematic reviews: realising the recommendations of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Tugwell, P., et al. (2010). BMJ 2010; 341: bmj.c4739. On the site of the BMJ.

Real world reviews: A beginner's guide to undertaking systematic reviews of public health policy interventions. Bambra, C. (2009). Abstract available on the site the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. doi:10.1136/jech.2009.088740 

Conceptualizing and Combining Evidence for Health System Guidance.  By Lomas, J., et al. (2005). Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF). On the site of the CHSRF

Systematic reviews in social policy: To go foward, do we first need to look back? By Pearson, M. 2007. In Evidence & Policy : A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 3 (4) pp. 505-526. Abstract on the site of ingentaConnect.

Florence Morestin


The online training course “A framework for analyzing public policies” is now being offered for free.

It takes from 6 to 8 hours to complete. Upon registration, you will have 24/7 access to the course, allowing you to progress at your own pace

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Have you used our framework for analyzing public policies in your own work? We would be interested in hearing how you have adapted the framework to fit your needs.

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To address requests for training courses about the NCCHPP's framework for analyzing public policies, we have just launched an online training course.
We recently published a new document as part of this project: a practical guide for analyzing public policies.
For the moment, the project is focused on training activities on how to apply the method for synthesizing knowledge about public policies.
We are now sharing this work with public health actors in Canada and elsewhere.
Four documents have recently been published as part of this project:
We are currently finalizing several documents that present the method developed by the NCCHPP for synthesizing knowledge about public policies.
The NCCHPP gathered different stakeholders in the fight against obesity for a series of deliberative processes to discuss three promising policy instruments in the Canadian context.
May 2008.
The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.