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FREE online training course – A framework for analyzing public policies

Constructing a Logic Model for a Healthy Public Policy: Why and How?
669 K

A Framework for Analyzing Public Policies – Practical Guide
643 K

Method for Synthesizing Knowledge About Public Policies
  323 K

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

Highlights - Public Policies on Nutrition Labelling: Effects and Implementation Issues
This is a ten-page summary of the knowledge synthesis on nutrition labelling, produced to show an applied case of the NCCHPP's proposed new method for synthesizing knowledge about public policies.
Published in February, 2011.  DescriptionDownload   222 K.
This document summarizes the highlights of a knowledge synthesis on nutrition-labelling policies: the effectiveness of these policies in the fight against obesity, their unintended effects, their equity-related issues, their costs, feasibility, and acceptability for stakeholders.

This knowledge was gathered and synthesized by constructing the logic model for nutrition labelling, reviewing the scientific and grey literatures, and organizing deliberative processes which brought together Canadian stakeholders involved in the fight against obesity.

Public Policies on Nutrition Labelling: Effects and Implementation Issues
A Knowledge Synthesis
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To learn in more detail about the knowledge gathered as well as access the full bibliograpic references, please consult the full-length version of the knowledge synthesis:

Public Policies on Nutrition Labelling: Effects and Implementation Issues
A Knowledge Synthesis
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For a full picture of the method for synthesizing knowledge that was used (and which the NCCHPP developed specifically for the study of public policies), please consult the following documents:

Method for Synthesizing Knowledge About Public Policies
  323 K 

Summary - Method for Synthesizing Knowledge About Public Policies 
 104 K

The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.