E-Bulletin | May 2021

National Collaborating Centre
for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)

In the Spotlight

Video – The importance of values and principles in discussions of public health ethics

How do values factor into day to day practice in your health unit? Are they explicitly discussed?

In this video, Dr. Gaynor Watson-Creed (Former Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health, Nova Scotia ) discusses these questions and shares examples of situations where the personal values of public health practitioners interact with organizational values.

This video is part of a free online course entitled: An Introduction to Public Health Ethics, offered by the NCCHPP. To learn more about this free online course, and to register, click on the button Learn more below.

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Other Resource

Case Studies of Ethics During a Pandemic

This document from the NCCHPP offers a collection of pandemic and infectious disease control scenarios, intended to stimulate ethical reflection within the public health sector.

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Upcoming Webinar

Conference - Climate emergency and health: from individual changes to global engagement

Monday May 17, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT)

The NCCHPP's Thierno Diallo will be a speaker at the Conference, Climate emergency and health: from individual changes to global engagement, organized by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva.

His presentation (offered in French in a webinar format) will address evaluating the health co-benefits of policies to fight against climate change using a case study of the city of Geneva. This webinar is free of charge, to learn more and to register, click on the Learn more button below.

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Other News of Interest

What is Québec doing to support young children and their families?

Resulting from the collaboration of some 60 experts in early childhood, this new portrait by the Early Childhood Observatory (Observatoire des tout-petits) presents a review of the major public policies that could contribute to improving the development and living conditions of young children. Divided into 14 themes, this portrait identifies key information on the effectiveness of policies and examples of local or international initiatives that could inspire us to improve upon them or to create new ones. (Available in French.)

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Community Dialogue on the Future of Canadian Public Health Systems

The CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health invites you to participate in a broad national dialogue with community members on the future of Canadian public health systems. This exercise aims to identify unified priorities and accompanying strategies to build robust and responsive public health systems fully prepared to address current challenges and future threats.

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Article - The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy in times of COVID-19: Building skills to “Build Back Better”

This article presents how the NCCHPP adapted its programming and activities to mobilize public health knowledge in Canada in the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) context. It describes the various relevant resources developed to meet the changing needs of public health actors throughout the pandemic.

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