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A call for your stories – How have you used the NCCHPP's framework for analyzing public policies? Deadline: December 6, 2017

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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Links 
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.


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Florence Morestin

TOPHC 2012 - Producing Knowledge Syntheses that are Both Rigorous and Relevant to Policy-Makers
Florence Morestin introduced the NCCHPP's method for synthesizing knowledge about public policies.
Published in May 2012.  DescriptionDownload  2.38 MB
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The Centre was involved in presenting 3 different workshops on Tuesday April 3rd 2012 at The Ontario Public Health Conference (TOPHC). The Conference took place in Toronto from April 2nd to 4th, 2012.
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In one workshop, Florence Morestin introduced the NCCHPP's method for synthesizing knowledge about public policies. Producing Knowledge Syntheses that are Both Rigorous and Relevant to Policy-Makers is a workshop for public health practitioners who deal with public policies in the context of their work.

The presentation from this workshop was one of several held from 2010 to 2013. While we have chosen to leave this document available for downloading, we recommend a more recent (and improved-upon) version from JASP 2012, available here.

Producing Knowledge Syntheses that are Both Rigorous and Relevant to Policy-Makers
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Image - first page of the presentation - click to download 


The NCCHPP was part of two other workshops at TOPHC – (click on the titles to learn more):
Exploring Public Engagement Models for Public Health Decision Making in Ontario

Dealing with Complex Public Health Issues Using an Evidence-Informed Approach

Visit the TOPHC website.


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