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NCCHPP e-Bulletin - May 2011
Published May 25, 2011.
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The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) seeks to increase the expertise of public health actors across Canada in healthy public policy through the development, sharing and use of knowledge.  Contact us.     
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In the Spotlight this Month - Built Environment  .
The Centre focuses on the theme of the built environment and makes available several resources on its website.

Click here to visit our “Built environment” section.
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Healthy Canada by Design Coalition

The NCCHPP is a partner in the Healthy Canada by Design coalition, whose goal is to influence the ways in which the built environment is currently developed in Canada.

In the context of this partnership, the Centre's François Gagnon participated in a day-long colloquium on November 24, 2010. During this meeting, he facilitated a workshop using the Advocacy Coalition Framework as a tool for mapping out networks of actors in the built environment policy field.

Click here to view the PowerPoint presentations from this workshop and to learn more about the Healthy Canada by Design coalition.

Click here to view the report from François Gagnon's workshop 1.5 MB
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Public Health Authorities, Public Policies and the Built Environment: Reference Framework

Public policies that inform the built environment are many and diverse and relate to various sectors of activity in which public health actors are involved.

This fact sheet presents a reference framework to contextualize the concept of “built environment” while linking it to the actions of public health authorities in Canada.

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The Centre in Action
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The Canadian Public Health Association 2011 Conference
The NCCHPP will be participating in this year's conference, to be held in Montréal from june 19-22, 2011. The Centre will be there as a presenter and in the display area. We will be presenting in several subject areas including our method for synthesizing knowledge about public policies, ethics, citizen participation, and the health effects of traffic-calming efforts in the urban context.
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Method for synthesizing knowledge about public policies - CPHA 2011
Florence Morestin and François-Pierre Gauvin will present the NCCHPP's Method for synthesizing knowledge about public policies in a preconference workshop at the Canadian Public Health Association annual Conference.
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Public Engagement in Public Health Ethics - CPHA 2011
The NCCHPP's Christopher McDougall and François-Pierre Gauvin will lead a 90-minute workshop on public health ethics and citizen participation during the Canadian Public Health Association annual Conference.
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Principles and Frameworks for Public Health Ethics - CPHA 2011
The NCCHPP's Christopher McDougall has collaborated with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Population and Public Health, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and CIHR's Ethics Office to present this workshop during the Canadian Public Health Association annual conference. 
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Health Impact Assessment - an intersectoral approach to the social, economic and environmental determinants of health
This inaugural Symposium on Health Impact Assessment will presented at the 4th Conference of the Programmes locaux et régionaux de santé, June 27, 2011, in Gatineau (Québec).
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Our new Publications in the Spotlight 
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Intersectoral Governance for Health in All Policies: An Integrated Framework
The NCCHPP publishes the French translation of an article on integrated governance in public health. The original article by Louise St-Pierre and François-Pierre Gauvin appeared in English in the Public Health Bulletin SA.

The article proposes an analytical framework for a whole of government approach for public health problems calling for multisectoral participation.

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Click here to download the document.  582 K (On the site of the Government of South Australia, Health SA.)
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Public Health Ethics. Selected Resources: Ethics in a Pandemic
This document is an introduction to the field of Public Health Ethics (PHE) as applied to policy and practice responses in times of pandemic. 

It contains a selection of relevant, representative, and accessible works that together provide a foundation for exploring the ethical implications of infectious disease control and pandemic response.

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Other News
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The Ottawa Charter - Commemorating 25 Years!
A commemorative evening to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Ottawa Charter will take place on June 29, 2011, during the Colloque des Programmes locaux et regionaux de santé.
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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Population Health Intervention Research
PHIRNET and the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) are pleased to announce an application process to award a two-year, full-time Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Population Health Intervention Research.
Click here to read more (on the website of the NCCPH).
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