E-Bulletin | February 2021

National Collaborating Centre
for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)

In the Spotlight

Public Policy Competencies for Public Health: A Review of the Literature

Public policies are essential levers to act on determinants of health and health inequalities. To support public health actors and organizations, the NCCHPP completed a scoping review with analysis of the literature on competencies for healthy public policy. This document presents the findings from this review and aims to inform public health professionals about the trends and tendencies over the past 15 years or so related to what public health schools, organizations, and authorities have done and are doing with regard to developing competency frameworks.

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Upcoming Webinar

The Tool for Assessing the Effects of Local Intersectoral Action

Thursday February 25, 2021, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST

In this webinar, co-presented by the NCCMT, the NCCHPP and the NCCDH, we will present the Tool for Assessing the Effects of Local Intersectoral Action, an interactive online tool that uses timeline mapping to support assessment of the impacts of local intersectoral action in living environments.

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Recorded Webinars

Webinar Recording – Health in All Policies in times of COVID-19: Wellbeing Economics and Social Protection

The purpose of this webinar was to address the economic and social inequalities-related factors in Nordic countries and Scotland in times of COVID-19. This webinar was organized by the Tampere University (Finland), in collaboration with the Global Network for Health in All Policies (GNHiAP) and the World Health Organization.

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Webinar Recording – Online Course: An Introduction to Public Health Ethics

In this webinar, co-presented by the NCCHPP and the NCCMT, we discussed how the NCCHPP’s online course in public health ethics was developed, followed by an overview of its content. Then in order to illustrate its relevance and utility for the public health sector, a health professional discussed the ethical challenges she has faced in professional practice, as well as her experience in taking the NCCHPP’s online course.

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Other Resource

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

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted and exacerbated health inequalities in Canada. In order to support public health actors in their reflections regarding relevant political actions to act on health inequalities, the NCCHPP proposes a practical exercise that aims to reflect on different policy approaches to tackling health inequalities by reducing food insecurity.

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Other News of Interest

Call for applications - 2021 NCCPH KT Awards for Graduate Students

The purpose of the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) Knowledge Translation Graduate Student Awards is to recognize the work of graduate students regarding knowledge translation in public health in Canada. Deadline for the 2021 KT Awards applications: March 31, 2021.

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Healing in Pandemic Times: Indigenous Peoples, Stigma and COVID-19

The NCCIH and Northern Health have created this short animated video for Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences to draw attention to the ongoing issue of stigmatization experienced by Indigenous people in the health care system.

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