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A call for your stories – How have you used the NCCHPP's framework for analyzing public policies? Deadline: December 6, 2017

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Florence Morestin

Examples of Use
The NCCHPP is currently looking for examples of how you have used and/or adapted our framework for analyzing public policies, and we would like to highlight these examples on our website.
November 2017. Description

A Call for Your Stories – Your Experience of Using the NCCHPP's Analytical Framework

Have you used the NCCHPP's framework for analyzing public policies in one of your projects? Would you like to share your experience with your public health colleagues across Canada?
If so, read on!

Do you know of any colleagues who have used this analytical framework? Do not hesitate to forward this invitation to them.

To download this invitation in a PDF format, click here. (290 K)

Showcasing your work
Eligibility criteria
How can you submit your story?
What next?


Showcasing your work

We wish to add a new section to the NCCHPP's website to highlight the work carried out by public health actors in Canada by sharing stories of how you have used resources we have produced.

This could be a showcase for your work: our website attracts thousands of visitors each month and we will also feature the examples of use selected in our e-bulletin and on Twitter - in both English and French.

You may also become an inspiration for your colleagues in public health: getting to consider how you have adapted NCCHPP resources to suit your needs might help them carry out their own projects.
This whole process might even facilitate network-building among public health actors through the discovery of common interests and/or challenges!


Eligibility criteria

Presently, we are collecting examples of how you have used and/or adapted the NCCHPP's framework for analyzing public policies.
Specifically, we are looking for examples of use:

  • In connection with public-health related public policies, programs or interventions.

  • Implemented in Canada.
  • Involving organizations such as: a local or regional public health unit; a public agency at the local/regional level; a provincial/territorial or federal department or agency; a not-for-profit organization or foundation; an academic or research centre; or involving a consultant working on a project with one of these types of organizations.

  • Involving some concrete application of our analytical framework.
    For example: an adaptation to develop your own data collection or analysis tool; the production of an analysis based on our framework (applied either in full, or partially - e.g., analysis of 3 dimensions among the 6 proposed); a data reporting format based on the structure of our analytical framework; etc.
    This list is not comprehensive, it is simply meant to give you an idea of the kind of examples of use we are looking for.

If you are not sure about the suitability of the example you are considering submitting, please contact Florence Morestin, who is responsible for the Analyzing Public Policies project at the NCCHPP, to discuss it.

Florence would also appreciate hearing from you about any other type of use you may have made of the NCCHPP's analytical framework, even if this does not seem to be an eligible example in the context of this call for your stories: this kind of information is very useful to us. 


How can you submit your story?

All you have to do is fill out a questionnaire (10 questions) that will guide you in describing your experience of using the NCCHPP's framework for analyzing public policies.



Please send the questionnaire to Florence Morestin by no later than December 6, 2017.


What next?

In January 2018, the NCCHPP will select some of your stories, in order to feature a good variety of examples of use of the analytical framework.
If your story is selected, we will use your responses in the questionnaire to produce a 1- to 2-page text. The idea is to produce a text that is lively and based mainly on directly quoting your own words.

Before publishing, we will contact you to present you this version of your example of use.
Only once you have confirmed your approval, we will translate the final version of the text and we will publish it in both English and French via the NCCHPP's website, e-bulletin, and Twitter.
Prior to publication, you will have the opportunity to tell us whether and how you would like your name, and your organization's name, to appear.


It's your move now: the first step is to fill out the questionnaire.

Thank you in advance; we are looking forward to hearing your story!

The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.