E-Bulletin | April 2022

National Collaborating Centre
for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)

In the Spotlight

Webinar – Striking a Balance Between Decentralization and Centralization in Public Health Systems

Wednesday April 27, 2022, 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EDT

The webinar will present results from the research program Platform to Monitor the Performance of Public Health Systems, and particularly the results of in-depth case studies of provincial public health systems in Alberta, Ontario, and Québec. These case studies were carried out in order to understand the perspectives of public health leaders on how past system reforms impacted public health practice, and how system structures related to the level of decentralization and integration between public health and acute care impacted provincial COVID-19 pandemic responses.

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New Publications

Wellbeing Budgeting: A Critical Public Health Perspective. Invited Commentary

As part of its series on wellbeing policy approaches, the NCCHPP invited noted public health scholar, Dr. Lindsay McLaren, to offer a critical perspective on the risks and opportunities of this policy turn for public health.

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New Publications – Profiles of Public Health Systems in Canadian Provinces and Territories

The NCCHPP has joined the Platform to Monitor the Performance of Public Health Systems research project led by principal investigators, Drs. Sara Allin, Andrew Pinto, and Laura Rosella, of the University of Toronto.

The first phase of this project involves producing profiles of the public health systems for each of the 10 provinces and three territories in Canada.

Two new profiles have joined our collection: Québec and British Columbia.

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Call for Participants

We want to hear from you! Focus group on mapping policy networks

Show your interest by: April 25

Do you work in a governmental public health organization in Canada?
Are you interested in mapping the relationships between parties with a vested interest in your field of work to refine your knowledge-sharing strategies?

We are looking for participants for a focus-group discussion in June (date to be determined, duration 1,5 hours).

We will use your input to produce resources that fulfill needs expressed by our users.

If you would like participate in the focus group, please click on the appropriate answer below (we are looking for people with both profiles), no later than April 25:

I have already mapped a policy network

Yes   No  

Thank you for your interest! We will contact volunteers in early May to plan next steps.

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Free Online Course

Free Online Course on Health Impact Assessment (HIA)!

Discover our online course on Health Impact Assessment (HIA). HIA is a structured and innovative approach to inform decision makers about the potential impacts of a project, program or policy on the health and well-being of populations. 

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