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Keywords in Healthy Public Policy
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Understanding Policy Developments and Choices Through the “3-i” Framework: Interests, Ideas and Institutions
 624 K

Evidence and Healthy Public Policy: Insights from Health and Political Sciences
 171 K  By Dr. Patrick Fafard for the NCCHPP, 2008.

Policy frameworks and public health influence
 292 K  Presentation by François Benoit at the NCCPH Summer Institute 2008.

Annotated Bibliography: Public Policy Processes
729 K


Links
Readings
EBPM - Evidence-based Policy Making. On the site, Paul Cairney: Politics and Public Policy

Tools for Policy Impact: A Handbook for Researchers.
 920 K. Start, D. and Hovland, I. (2004). Overseas Development Institute (ODI).  Available on the site of the ODI.

An Introduction to the Policy Process: Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making. Third Edition. Birkland, T.A. (2010). M.E. Sharpe, Inc. Abstract available on the site of M.E. Sharpe, Inc.

Agendas, Alternatives and Public Policies. 2nd Ed. Kingdon, J.W. (2003). Longman. Description available on the site of Pearson Higher Education.

L'étude des politiques publiques Third edition. Lemieux, V. (2009). Les Presses de l'Université Laval. Abstract available on the site of Les Presses de l'Université Laval. In French only.

Gouverner par les instruments Lascoumes, P. and De Galès, P., Eds. (2005). Abstract available on the site of SciencesPo - Les Presses. In French only.

l'espace politique.  "Online journal of political geography and geopolitics." On the website of revues.org. In French only.


Contact
François Benoit

Marianne Jacques


 

Policy Processes

The determining role of public policies on population health has been well-known for several years. Since 1986, the Ottawa Charter has underscored the importance of this type of government action in public health. However, public health actors rarely receive training in this domain. One of the Centre's projects is to develop tools toward this end.

Image of two people in discussion © iStockphoto.com/ 7919903     What is a public policy?

How are policies developed?

How can public health actors participate effectively in the public policy development process?

What are the rationalities behind certain policy choices?

Whatever the role of ideas, context, actors, dominant discourses, or the legislative step in which they are situated, several factors influence public policy development. 

Different models and approaches have been developed in order to simplify and explain the processes by which public policies are developed and adopted. 

The NCCHPP seeks to make resources and tools from political science, policy analysis, sociology and other social sciences available to public health actors in order to apply them to Canada's public health realities.



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