This one-day workshop, for local and regional public health professionals in Québec's Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, was held on October 3, 2011. .
The presentation that was created for this workshop offers an introduction to the framework for analyzing public policies. Public health actors who want to inform decision makers with relevant evidence for advancing healthy public policies may find this approach useful.
The analytical framework developed by the NCCHPP is guided by a public health perspective and was designed to respond to the information needs related to public policy decision making. It offers the means to focus on six dimensions that are of particular relevance to public policies: effectiveness in preventing health problems, unintended effects, equity (differential effects on different population groups), cost, feasibility, and acceptability. In order to facilitate the use of the analytical framework, a list of elements to document is provided for each of the six dimensions.
To learn more and to consult the lists of key questions that can help in the search for useful information to document each dimension, see: Method for Synthesizing Knowledge about Public Policies