The Centre

The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) is a hub of expertise and knowledge sharing on healthy public policy. It is part of a network of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCs) created in 2005 and financed by the Public Health Agency of Canada to reinforce Canada’s public health infrastructure. The NCCs are located across Canada in various host institutions and each NCC specializes in a key sector of public health.

The NCCHPP is hosted in Montréal by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ).

Our mandate

The NCCHPP’s mandate is to support public health actors across Canada in their efforts to develop and promote healthy public policies. These policies have the potential to play a key role in improving the health of populations and reducing health inequalities, due to their influence upon social, economic, environmental and ecological determinants of health, including: education, social support, income, physical environment and climate.

We fulfill our mandate by developing, synthesizing and sharing knowledge, by targeting research gaps and by fostering the development of networks connecting public health professionals, researchers and policy makers across Canada.

Our scientific programming is informed by knowledge needs assessments of public health actors in Canada and guided by a pan-Canadian advisory board.

Practically, we offer:

  • Rigorously developed publications based on the best available evidence;
  • Online and in person training opportunities;
  • Tools to enhance your public health practice,
  • Scientific expertise and guidance;
  • Networking opportunities with other public health actors.

All available in English and in French.

What the NCCHPP has to offer

Our projects

Our active projects are:

In the past, the NCCHPP also developed resources in the following projects: Built Environment, Deliberative Processes, Economic Evaluation, and
Not-for-profit Organizations. To consult these, please visit the Archived Projects section.

Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that we are on an age-old Indigenous territory, a place of meeting and diplomacy between peoples and the site of the signing of the Great Peace treaty. We thank the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) nation for their hospitality on this unceded territory.