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NCCHPP e-Bulletin - March 2011
Published March 9, 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 - Method for Synthesizing Knowledge about Public Policies
 
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Drawing inspiration from political science, literature on evidence-informed decision making in public health, literature on evaluation and on deliberative processes, the NCCHPP has developed a knowledge synthesis method that is applicable to public policies.

Using this method, one can document the effects and equity of the policies under study, as well as implementation issues of concern to decision makers (costs, feasibility, acceptability), based on the construction of logic models, on the scientific and grey literatures, and on deliberative processes organized to gather contextual information.

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Summary - Method for Synthesizing Knowledge About Public Policies 

This seven-page summary outlines the method proposed by the NCCHPP for overcoming the difficulties underlying the study of public policies.

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Public Policies on Nutrition Labelling: Effects and Implementation Issues
A Knowledge Synthesis

This document illustrates the knowledge synthesis method adapted to public policies that the Centre has developed. It offers a practical overview of how to use this method to study a public policy (in the present case, nutrition labelling), and the results that it can produce: a knowledge synthesis presenting a host of evidence relevant to decision makers.

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Highlights - Public Policies on Nutrition Labelling: Effects and Implementation Issues
A Knowledge Synthesis

This is a ten-page summary of the knowledge synthesis on nutrition labelling, produced to show an applied case of the NCCHPP's proposed new method for synthesizing knowledge about public policies.

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The Centre in Action
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We are looking forward to presenting our method for synthesizing knowledge about public policies during 2011. Two events are already planned, with more to follow in different regions of Canada: please stay tuned for dates as they arise.

On June 19, 2011, we will host a half-day pre-conference session at the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2011 Conference in Montréal. Click here to see the Program, on the site of the CPHA (see page 21 for our workshop description).

We will also host a workshop at the JASP, les Journées annuelles de santé publique (Annual Public Health Days), in Montréal from November 28 to December 1, 2011. The program is not yet available. Visit the JASP site (in French only). 

The goal for each of these events will be to present and discuss the method and how to use it as well as to consider the kind of results that it can produce. For more information about this project or to find out about potential workshops in your area, contact Florence Morestin.
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Our new Publications in the Spotlight 
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Four Types of Impact Assessment Used in Canada
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This document examines four different Impact Assessment approaches that are used in Canada, including:

- Health Impact Assessment,
- Environmental Impact Assessment,
- Strategic Environmental Assessment, and
- Risk Assessment.

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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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