E-Bulletin | December 2020

National Collaborating Centre
for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)

In the Spotlight

New publication – Understanding Public Policy Agenda Setting Using the 4 P's Model: Power, Perception, Potency and Proximity

This note on agenda setting helps one to understand the ranking of government priorities, that is, why some issues are prioritized and others ignored. Through the theoretical model of the “four Ps” (power, perception, potency and proximity) as well as a series of examples and questions, readers will gain a better understanding of agenda setting and its determinants.

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Upcoming Webinar

Webinar – Online Course: An Introduction to Public Health Ethics

Wednesday January 27 2021, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST

In this webinar, co-presented by the NCCHPP and the NCCMT, we will discuss how the NCCHPP’s online course in public health ethics was developed and then we’ll offer an overview of its content. Then in order to illustrate its relevance and utility for the public health sector, a health professional will discuss 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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Recorded Webinars

We have recently offered 2 webinars regarding Covid-19 to our audiences; the recordings are now available online.

Webinar – Wellbeing Budgeting and Public Health: Promising Practice for Pandemic Recovery?

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Webinar – Health in All Policies in times of COVID-19: What roles for the health sector moving forward?

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Other News of Interest

UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery

In November, the United Nations published its Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery. This roadmap is the result of a collaboration involving 38 research funding organizations and 270 experts around the world. The effort was lead by Dr. Steven J. Hoffman, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health.

The Roadmap outlines 25 research priorities for recovery and will help answer a singularly important question: How can COVID-19 socio-economic recovery efforts be purposefully designed to stimulate equity, resilience, sustainability & progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Webinar – One Infection, Four Continents & Eight Countries: The Psychosocial Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday December 16 2020, from 1 p.m to 2 p.m. EST

This webinar, hosted by our colleagues at the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, will present the findings of a Canadian-led collaborative research project in eight countries aimed at measuring the role of communication strategies and media discourse in shaping psychological and behavioural responses of populations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Dr. Mélissa Généreux, Principal Investigator for this research project, will cover the epidemiological psychosocial sequelae of the pandemic across countries, based on reported mental health problems and coping strategies adopted by survey respondents.

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