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NCCHPP e-Bulletin - September 2011
Published September 28, 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 - Traffic Calming
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Despite its advantages, motorized traffic has worrisome effects on determinants of health such as collisions, injuries and deaths, air quality, environmental noise and physical activity related to active transportation. Traffic calming offers a way to intervene on the built environment that has significant potential to mitigate these adverse effects and improve the health of exposed populations.

Image: www.flickr.com / Payton Chung
www.flickr.com / Payton Chung

In the coming months, the NCCHPP will release different resources related to traffic calming. Click here to learn more

If you wish to be informed of the release of NCCHPP's resources in traffic calming, click here to go to our subscriptions page, and then check the box for “Traffic Calming”.
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Traffic Calming: An Equivocal Concept

The concept of traffic calming encompasses interventions associated with different goals, objectives, principles and way of thinking about the street network and its problems.

This briefing note clarifies three meanings of the concept of traffic calming by recounting the historical evolution of the concept. This approach allows for a description of the diverse goals, objectives and means associated with traffic calming.

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Click here to download the document.  856 K

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The Centre in Action
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The NCCHPP Offers a Range of Workshops

The NCCHPP offers a series of presentations to public health actors working at the local and regional levels in Canada. These presentations, available online or on-site (when possible), aim to familiarize public health actors with healthy public policies by presenting different tools to better understand and navigate them.

Please click here to learn more, to view the available presentations, or to send us your requests.
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Workshop - HIA as a Knowledge Exchange Tool in the Policy Arena
On April 15, 2011, at the International HIA Conference in Granada (Spain), Anika Mendell presented on “HIA as a knowledge exchange tool in the policy arena: A conceptual framework”.

This presentation introduced a conceptual framework to better understand how HIA leads decision makers to take health into account, and under which conditions.

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Click here to download the presentation    515 K

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Workshop - NCCHPP Method for synthesizing knowledge about public policies - JASP 2011

On November 30, 2011, the Centre's Florence Morestin and François-Pierre Gauvin, and the INSPQ's Maude Chapados, will lead a workshop at this year's JASP (Journées annuelles de santé publique - Annual Public Health Days).

It will be intended for public health professionals who are expected to produce knowledge syntheses to inform policy makers. They will present a rigorous four-step method for gathering and synthesizing knowledge that is relevant to informing public policy decision making.

To read more, click here.

To consult a detailed workshop description, click here. (On the JASP website, in French only.)
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Our new Publications in the Spotlight 
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A Workshop on Inequalities Using the Escalators Metaphor

The resources in this Presentation Kit, created by Vivian Labrie, are based on a metaphor of up and down escalators. When used to animate a workshop, they provide an opportunity for different actors to share their thoughts about structural and social determinants of inequalities. The kit includes: a facilitator's guide, a poster template and an introductory PowerPoint.

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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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