E-Bulletin | May 2020

National Collaborating Centre
for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)

In the Spotlight

Policy and Climate Change; A New Theme for the NCCHPP!

Climate change is a global emergency. It is also particularly difficult to address for many reasons. Our goal with this project is to help inform policy approaches to mitigate the exponentially-increasing risks, especially to health equity, arising from global heating. 

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New Publication - Ecological Economics and Public Health: An Interview with Dr. Trevor Hancock

We are pleased to present our very first publication under our new theme related to climate!

In this document, Dr. Trevor Hancock introduces the core ideas of ecological economics to public health practitioners and decision makers. The overarching themes of this discussion concern respecting ecological limits and focusing policy and public health on achieving well-being for all. This document presents ideas that are highly relevant in the context of the Covid-19 crisis; they may be useful for guiding reflection as nations try to restart or rebuild their economies.

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New Publications

Policy Approaches to Reducing Health Inequalities: A Practical Exercise Using the Example of Food Security

This document is part of a series of short documents based on the Briefing Note, Policy Approaches to Reducing Health Inequalities. This document provides practical experience in distinguishing between different policy approaches to tackling health inequalities by reducing food insecurity.

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Public Health Ethics and Covid-19: Selected Websites

The NCCHPP has prepared a list of relevant websites that address various ethical issues relevant to Covid-19 and ethics. This list comes in addition to the page Public Health Ethics and Covid-19: Selected Resources published in March and updated with new resources in May.

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Article on Health Impact Assessment in partnership with the NCC for Environmental Health (NCCEH)

The NCCHPP's Thierno Diallo and the NCCEH's Shirra Freeman published an article on health impact assessment (HIA) entitled “Health impact assessment—insights from the experience of Québec” in Environmental Health Review (EHR), the Journal of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors.

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Other News of Interest

CIFAR Population Health & Well-being Covid-19 Grant Program

CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) is issuing a targeted call for interdisciplinary research collaborations focused on Population and Public Health related to Covid-19 to spark innovative, high-risk/high-reward ideas and projects. The Manulife CIFAR Population Health & Well-being Grants provide seed funding for time-limited activities. The application deadline is June 5, 2020.

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Centre de collaboration nationale sur les politiques publiques et la santé
Institut National de Santé Publique Québec