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NCCHPP e-Bulletin - March 2014
Published March 26, 2014.
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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 - New online training course - A framework for analyzing public policies



Starting this spring, the NCCHPP will offer a new online training course. This online course will enable participants to make use of a framework for analyzing public policies in order to inform policy makers in the context of healthy public policy development.

Upon registration, participants will have 24/7 access to the course. It is made of four self-paced modules presented on a user-friendly platform, allowing each participant to progress at his or her own pace. It takes from 6 to 8 hours to complete the course.

To learn more, and to be notified of the launch of the training course, click here.
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The Centre in Action
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Workshop - Economic Evaluations: what are the ethical implications for public health? - TOPHC 2014
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The Centre will participate in the Ontario Public Health Conference (TOPHC) to take place in Toronto from March 31 to April 2, 2014.

In a 3-hour workshop, Michal Rozworski, independent researcher, and the Centre's Olivier Bellefleur will offer a workshop on the ethical implications of economic evaluations in public health. This workshop will take place on April 1, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

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Click here to visit the TOPHC 2014 Website.

Workshop - Population mental health: what are the needs for a comprehensive public health practice? - CDPAC 2014

The Centre will offer a workshop at the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) conference, to be held from April 8 to 11, 2014 in Ottawa at the Delta Ottawa City Centre.

Pascale Mantoura from the NCCHPP will offer this 90-minute workshop on April 10, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Workshop - Health Impact Assessment with a Focus on Health Equity - Health for All: Putting Equity into Practice. Leadership, Advocacy and Collective Action in the Maritimes

A learning event organised by the Public Health Associations of NB and PEI and the Public Health Association of NS will take place in Moncton on April 30th and May 1st, 2014. During this event, Julie Castonguay and Louise St-Pierre will host a workshop on health impact assessment with a focus on health equity. 

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The NCCHPP at the 2014 CPHA annual conference

The NCCHPP will present two workshops during the 2014 CPHA annual conference, to be held from May 26 to 29, 2014, in Toronto.

Workshop - 'Health in all Policies' in Action: Health impact assessment (HIA) and the analysis of residential development projects to promote safe and active travel

François Gagnon, Olivier Bellefleur, Julie Castonguay and Louise St-Pierre of the NCCHPP, in collaboration with Émile Tremblay, of Québec's Montérégie Public Health Unit (Direction de la santé publique de la Montérégie), will offer this full-day pre-conference session at CPHA 2014 in Toronto. This workshop will be held on May 26, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Workshop - Economic Evaluations: what are the ethical implications for public health?
Michal Rozworski, independent researcher, and the NCCHPP's Olivier Bellefleur will offer this 90-minute workshop on May 29, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

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Click here to visit the CPHA's conference website.
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Our New Publications in the Spotlight 
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Understanding Policy Developments and Choices Through the “3-i” Framework: Interests, Ideas and Institutions

This document introduces the “3-i” framework, a theoretical framework that helps explore how interests, ideas, and institutions interact to influence, and ultimately, form policy developments and choices.

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New Series on Integrated Impact Assessment
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Overall situation and clarification of concepts

This first note in a series of 6 briefly defines Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) and describes its origins. It then provides an overview of the current state of practice, and presents the main findings that emerge from this overview. In addition, it clarifies certain concepts related to the practice of IIA.

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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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