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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Because the study of public policies involves particular challenges, the Centre has developed a knowledge synthesis method that is adapted to meet them.

This method enables one to document the effects and equity of the policies under study, as well as implementation issues of interest 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 collect contextual information.
 
This document summarizes, in a few pages, the main points relating to this knowledge synthesis method.

Summary - Method for Synthesizing Knowledge About Public Policies
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For readers who are interested in practical advice about how to apply this method, we invite you to consult the full-length report:

Method for Synthesizing Knowledge About Public Policies
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New – The NCCHPP will soon offer an online training course on the framework for analyzing public policies drawn from this method. To learn more, please click here.


For an example of the application of this method, see our synthesis of knowledge on public policies on nutrition labelling, available in long or in summary versions:

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