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NCCHPP e-Bulletin - May 2012
Published May 24, 2012.
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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
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Urban Traffic Calming and Health: Effects on Air Quality and Environmental Noise
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The NCCHPP has just published two new documents related to traffic calming. These two summaries are based on our literature review on urban traffic calming and health.

They briefly present the effects of urban traffic-calming interventions on air quality and on traffic noise. They also offer a discussion of the implications for public health actors.
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Urban Traffic Calming and Air Quality: Effects and Implications for Practice


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Urban Traffic Calming and Environmental Noise: Effects and Implications for Practice


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The Centre in Action
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TOPHC 2012 - Producing Knowledge Syntheses that are Both Rigorous and Relevant to Policy Makers
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The Centre participated in the Ontario Public Health Conference (TOPHC) that took place in Toronto from April 2nd to 4th, 2012. In a 3-hour workshop, Florence Morestin introduced the NCCHPP's method for synthesizing knowledge about public policies.

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CPHA 2012
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The Centre will present several workshops at the Canadian Public Health Association's (CPHA's) Annual Conference, to be held in Edmonton from June 11-14 2012.

We have organized a day-long preconference session for June 11th, where we will focus on traffic calming along with speakers Dan Burden and Catherine Berthod. Click here to read more.

A workshop on Using Deliberative Processes to Inform the Development and Application of Knowledge Syntheses will be co-presented by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and the NCCHPP. This will be held on June 13th from 11:00 to 12:30.

Two presentations entitled 'Traffic Calming: A Literature Review' and 'Traffic Calming and Health Inequalities' will be held on June 13 from 2:00 to 3:30.

To learn more, or to register, click here (on the CPHA website). 
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HIA 2012 International Conference

Québec City is host to this year's International Conference on Health Impact Assessment (HIA), which will take place from August 29-31, 2012. The NCCHPP is a partner in this event, which seeks to advance HIA practices in light of new knowledge, to highlight its relevance and to stimulate its use in different decision-making contexts. 
 
Consult the preliminary program on the conference website.

Registration is now open on the conference website.
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Webinar with CHNET-Works! on Traffic Calming and Health
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The Centre collaborated with CHNET-Works! to present this webinar on May 10 2012. François Gagnon and Olivier Bellefleur introduced the concept of traffic calming as it relates to health, and highlighted key points from our literature review.

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Urban Traffic Calming and Health: A Literature Review
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Our new Publications in the Spotlight 
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Citizen Participation in Health Impact Assessment: Overview of Issues
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Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a practice that aims to evaluate the potential impacts of a policy, program or project on population health so as to minimize the negative and maximize the positive effects. 

The aim of this report is to introduce public health actors to the issues surrounding citizen participation in HIA. We will first examine the principal arguments in favour of citizen participation. We will then put these arguments into perspective, by also addressing some of the obstacles and risks associated with citizen participation in HIA.

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Developmental Health Knowledge as a Catalyst for Healthy Family Policies in Canada
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This briefing note, prepared by the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU), defines developmental health, discusses its social determinants, shows some key figures for Canada and proposes a healthy family policy framework to support health for all Canadians.

This short document discusses how developmental health knowledge can act as a catalyst for family policies that support developmental health for all children in Canada and for the health of Canadian society more generally.

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Thank you for reading. As always, we would like to hear your comments on this and all of our work.
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