E-Bulletin | March 2024

National Collaborating Centre
for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)

In the Spotlight

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The NCCHPP will be in Halifax at the Public Health 2024 Conference, April 23-25

The NCCHPP will offer a symposium entitled, What Can Public Health Organizations Do to Improve Their Capacities to Act on Healthy Public Policies? on April 25.

Presenters will give an overview of strategies available to public health organizations to enhance their capacity to play a bigger role in the promotion, adoption, and implementation of healthy public policies. Based on the NCCHPP’s analysis of the scientific literature and the experiences of Vancouver Coastal Health and Nova Scotia Public Health, presenters will describe a variety of initiatives established by public health organizations.

Poster Presentation
Our colleague Willy Dunbar will present a poster on Public Health Surveillance Functions in International Jurisdictions, based on a collaborative project with our colleagues from the NCC for Methods and Tools.

Willy will also represent the NCCHPP during the session, Addressing the Social Determinants of Nutrition Through Public Health Surveillance: Documenting Food Inequities to Inform Policies. This session will be presented by the Canadian Alliance for Regional Risk Factor Surveillance, on April 23.

The NCCHPP will be an exhibitor during the conference. Stop by for a chat!

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Upcoming Symposium

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The NCCHPP is a partner of the ESPUM’s 1st Symposium on Aboriginal Public Health

Tuesday, March 19, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (in person)

Join us for the 1st Symposium on Aboriginal Public Health from the Université de Montréal’s School of Public Health (École de santé publique de l’Université de Montréal – ESPUM). By bringing forward aboriginal knowledges, this event aims to encourage a holistic comprehension of health by integrating cultural, historical, and social perspectives.

This event will take place in French, in the Agora of the ESPUM. Registration is free but hurry, seats are limited!

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Upcoming Anniversary Event

Image of the Upcoming Conference Lalonde@50: How Can We Move the Needle on Equitable Health Promotion?

Conference Lalonde@50: How Can We Move the Needle on Equitable Health Promotion?

May 14-15, 2024, in person and virtual

To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of A New Perspective on the Health of Canadians, this conference will examine the history and legacy of Marc Lalonde's ground-breaking report to shed light on the future of population and public health and health equity. The NCCHPP is proud to be a partner in this event.

This free conference will be held on May 14-15 in a hybrid format, on Zoom and in person at the Mont-Royal Centre in Montréal, Québec. The event will include simultaneous French-English translation.

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Collaborating with Elected Representatives in Small Québec Municipalities

Presentations were made on February 21, 2024, by Madeleine Lefebvre, municipal councillor for the City of Maniwaki and researcher at the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, and by Florence Morestin, Scientific Advisor at the NCCHPP.

On the invitation of the Québec Public Health Knowledge Translation Community of Practice (Communauté de pratique en transfert des connaissances en santé publique du Québec), Madeleine presented her research on the use of different types of knowledge by elected representatives in small municipalities in Québec, and the courses of action to more effectively reach them. Florence completed the presentation by explaining municipal government structures, highlighting additional considerations on the role of municipal public servants, and offering advice to public health actors on how to collaborate with the municipal level.

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