E-Bulletin | June 2024

National Collaborating Centre
for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)

In the Spotlight

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A Call for Your Stories – Share your experience of public policy borrowing in your jurisdiction

Do you have any examples to share of adopted public policies that were inspired by a public policy implemented in a jurisdiction other than your own?

In connection with our recent document What Factors Can Public Health Actors Consider to Facilitate the Borrowing of a Public Policy? the NCCHPP is looking for concrete examples of public policy borrowing. Take advantage of this opportunity to raise the profile of your work and inspire your colleagues across Canada and beyond!

The deadline to send us your example is August 15, 2024.

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Webinar Recording

Webinar Recording (in French) – How to Lead Intersectoral Collaborations for Health and Equity when Resources are Limited?

Please note that this webinar was offered in French; an English version will be presented in fall 2024.

During this webinar, we presented the results of a literature review on intersectoral actions for health and equity in the context of budgetary constraints, the experience of the COVID-19 vaccine promotion deployment initiative among Black communities in the Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal, as well as certain reflections on the theme of intersectoral collaborations with limited resources.

To consult the Powerpoint presentations, click here.

To watch the webinar recording, click on the image below. 👇

Symposium

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Symposium – What Can Public Health Organizations Do to Improve Their Capacities to Act on Healthy Public Policies?

The NCCHPP presented a symposium on April 25, at the Public Health 2024 Conference in Halifax.

Presenters gave an overview of strategies available to public health organizations to enhance their capacity in promoting, adopting, and implementing healthy public policies. They also highlighted various experiences put forward by Vancouver Coastal Health and Nova Scotia Public Health.

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Upcoming Event

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The NCCHPP will participate in the 2024 Atlantic Summer Institute (ASI)

Our colleague, Natalia Carrillo Botero, will participate in the Discussion Panel entitled ASI Policy Brief Update that will focus on the policy brief published in January 2022 entitled – Investing Upstream – Putting Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health Promotion at the Forefront. The panel will discuss the adoption of this document and the necessary actions to advance its implementation.

Natalia will present the Canadian Network for Health in All Policies (CNHiAP) activities aiming at collectively strengthening capacity to implement intersectoral actions aimed at acting on the social determinants of health and improving health equity.

The Atlantic Summer Institute will be held on August 19-20, 2024 in person (in Charlottetown) and online. Registrations are now open!

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Other News of Interest

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New Resources

Public Health Agency of Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada's Health Equity Policy Directorate authored a case study on the development of the Quality of Life Framework for Canada as a successful example of multisectoral action. The case study is available in WHO's Compendium Report, an initiative focused on multisectoral experiences guided by a Health in All Policies approach.

The Agency has also developed a series of fact sheets to highlight multisectoral action as a strategic policy approach to advance action on the social determinants of health and health equity. The first two products of the series are now available:

For more information, you can reach out to hiap.sdtp@hc-sc.gc.ca.

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Funding Opportunities

The Intersectoral Action Fund

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has a new funding opportunity with the Intersectoral Action Fund. They are seeking proposals for community-based projects that promote health, equity, and wellbeing. For more information and application details, visit the Fund’s website.

Green Municipal Fund - Local Leadership for Climate Adaptation (LLCA) initiative

On June 3rd, 2024, the Government of Canada announced $530 million in funding for the Local Leadership for Climate Adaptation (LLCA) initiative, through the Green Municipal Fund. This announcement may be of interest, as it might present opportunities to collaborate with municipal partners and achieve health outcomes through local action. We invite you to learn more through the news release and the Green Municipal Fund website.

Survey

Invitation to Participate in a Study: Understanding the Preferences of Public Health Decision Makers for Changes to Public Health Financing and Structure

Researchers from Carleton University invite public health professionals to participate in a survey experiment designed to gather insights into their preferences for changes to public health systems in Canada. This is a great opportunity to express your views on the structure of these systems! The results will help shape future public health strategies. Participants will have the opportunity to enter a lottery for gift cards. You have until early September to answer the survey.
 

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