E-Bulletin | October 2023

National Collaborating Centre
for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)

In the Spotlight

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A Call for Your Stories – Share Your Experience with Your Colleagues!

Do you have any examples of collaboration between the health and other sectors to improve population health and health equity in the context of budget cuts? Would you like to share your experience?

The NCCHPP is looking for concrete examples to learn more about how you have navigated this context.

We can offer you a platform to share your experience. Take advantage of this opportunity to raise the profile of your work and inspire your colleagues across Canada and beyond!

Interested? All you have to do is fill out a questionnaire (5 questions) and send it back to us by no later than November 23, 2023.

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Invitation to Participate – Share Your Ideas and Perspectives!

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2024 Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada has commissioned the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) to work at updating the 2008 Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada.

As part of this mandate, conducted under the name of all the NCCs for Public Health, the NCCDH is working with various public health actors in Canada to reflect on the update of the 2008 Core Competencies for Public Health statements.

Would you like to get involved? Take part in one of the following opportunities:

  • Engagement sessions
  • Anonymous online surveys

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New Resources

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Resources from the GNHiAP Seminar

The Global Network for Health in All Policies (GNHiAP) partnered with Tampere University to offer a seminar entitled Towards Sustainable Societies – Health in All Policies and Social Determinants of Health as Building Blocks, held in September 2023, in Finland.

The seminar brought together practitioners and researchers to reflect on Health in All Policies (HiAP) and on the social and commercial determinants affecting health and equity. It addressed questions on how to enable HiAP approaches to advocate for equity and social policies to ensure sustainability and broader uptake of HiAP to address the social determinants of health. The NCCHPP is proud to have contributed to this event as the Secretariat for the GNHIAP, a mandate it has held since 2020. The following resources from the seminar are now available:

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Upcoming Conferences

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Centre for Healthy Communities 2023 Innovation Forum

November 30, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST) (online)

Registration is now open for the Centre for Healthy Communities 2023 Innovation Forum presented in partnership with Alberta Health Services, the Alberta Real Estate Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, and the NCCHPP. This year’s Forum will focus on the topic of community safety and wellbeing policies in Alberta’s communities. Our colleague Val Morrison will facilitate a breakout session entitled: Public Health and Wellbeing Policies: What Role for Communities?

Join us and engage with practice, policy, industry, and research leaders from across Alberta to share ideas for building a sustainable, healthy future for our communities!

Register now!

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JASP Conference – Registration Is Now Open!

November 27-28, 2023 (in-person) & Nov. 29 (online)

Don’t miss the largest public health conference in Québec! The Journées annuelles de santé publique (JASP) will be held in-person on November 27 and 28, 2023 (in Québec City) and online on November 29. Discover the program (in French) and register now.

The NCCHPP will be an exhibitor during the conference. Don’t hesitate to come and have a chat with us!

Register now!

Other News of Interest

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New Resource


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Upcoming Events

  • COVID-19 Conversation Series - Shifting worldviews: stories about advancing equity and justice,
    offered by the NCCDH.

    Already offered:
    Story 1: Prioritizing reconciliation, collectives, trust and humanity, presented on October 17, 2023.
    Watch the recording

    Story 2: Overcoming organizational challenges to advance equity.
    October 31, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET | Register Here


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Call to Participate in a Study

  • What does Canada's public health workforce need to learn about digital technologies?

    The schools of public health at the Universities of British Columbia, Victoria and Toronto have partnered to conduct a study focused on understanding which digital competencies may be critical for public health practice in Canada.

    Participate in this study though a virtual focus group discussion to share your views and experiences with integrating digital technologies into public health functions within your organization, and on the competencies that helped or could help the process.

    The duration will be from 60 to 90 minutes, and participants will receive an honorarium of $50.

    Click here to learn more.



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