E-Bulletin | December 2021

National Collaborating Centre
for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)

In the Spotlight

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer 2021 Report

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, has released her latest report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2021, A Vision to Transform Canada’s Public Health System. This year's report describes the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and provides a vision to transform Canada's public health system in order to be better prepared for the next public health crisis, and to help all people in Canada to achieve better health.

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Retrospective 2021

In this section we take a look back at some of our most popular publications of 2021.

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 Dr. Sara Allin, Dr. Andrew Pinto and Dr. Laura Rosella from 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 documents are available: the profile of Ontario and the methodology used to produce the profiles.

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Build Back Better: Wellbeing Budgets for a Post-COVID-19 Recovery?

This fact sheet presents the recent turn to wellbeing in the policy making of central governments and considers whether it holds promise as part of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.

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Impact Assessments in Indigenous Contexts: Promising Avenues for Reflection and Improvement for Health Impact Assessment

This report presents findings from a literature review on impact assessments in Indigenous contexts and proposes courses of action aimed at improving the practice of health impact assessment in Indigenous contexts.

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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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