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Free Online 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

This briefing note presents a kind of logic model which can be a helpful tool for reflecting on the effectiveness of healthy public policies.
Published in March 2013.  DescriptionDownload  669 K
This briefing note presents a structured process based on an analytical framework that reflects a public health perspective, while at the same time integrating other concerns that matter in the context of policy making.
Published in September 2012.  DescriptionDownload  582 K
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 shows how the new method for synthesizing knowledge about public policies proposed by the NCCHPP has been applied to study nutrition-labelling policies.
Published in February, 2011.  DescriptionDownload   1.04 MB.
This seven-page summary outlines the method proposed by the NCCHPP for overcoming the difficulties underlying the study of public policies.
Published in February 2011.  DescriptionDownload  104 K.
The Centre proposes this method as a way to overcome the difficulties underlying the study of public policies.
Published in September, 2010.  DescriptionDownload  323 K.
Summary of a presentation by philosopher Daniel Weinstock.
Published in January 2010.  DescriptionDownload  122 K
The NCCHPP publishes the translation of this knowledge synthesis on work and family balance.
Translation published in June, 2007.  DescriptionDownload  201 K
The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.