E-Bulletin | September 2023

National Collaborating Centre
for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)

In the Spotlight

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New Acting Scientific Lead at the NCCHPP

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Marianne Jacques as Acting Scientific Lead for the NCCHPP!

A graduate in political science with a specialization in public administration from the Université de Montréal, Marianne has over 15 years experience at the NCCHPP. Her skills and acute knowledge of the Centre will ensure stability and a smooth transition for our organization.

Marianne takes over from Olivier Bellefleur, recently named Scientific Team Lead of the Psychoactive Products and Substances Unit at the Institut national de santé publique du Québec. We thank Olivier for his 13 years at the NCCHPP.

We wish them both much success in their new roles.

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New Publication

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Intersectoral Action for Health and Equity in the Context of Budget Cuts

This document aims to inform public health actors and others interested in the challenges, opportunities, and strategies to be considered when trying to implement or maintain intersectoral activities in the context of budget cuts.

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Upcoming Conference

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The NCCHPP will present at the Metropolis Social Determinants of Health Conference

Our colleagues Willy Dunbar and Val Morrison will share their expertise and spark discussion on health inequalities during a presentation entitled Health Inequalities in Public Health Crises: How COVID-19 Impacted Existing Inequalities, during the Metropolis Social Determinants of Health Conference on October 2-3, 2023, in Gatineau.
This conference will bring together experts from multiple disciplines to share knowledge, expertise and insights on the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. To consult the conference program, click here.

The NCCHPP will also have a booth at the exhibitor hall, don’t hesitate to come meet us!

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Podcast Episode

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Discover – Podcast Episode on Public Policy!

Our colleague Val Morrison was recently interviewed about public policy for an episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast.

Part 1 – The Essentials of Public Policy.

What are public policies? What do they have to do with health? And most importantly, what do we as public health professionals need to know about the policy-making process?

Part 2 – Public Policy Core Competencies for Public Health.

There are core competencies for general public health practice but how will you know what specifically to work towards to become an effective practitioner specializing in policy? In Part 2, Val discusses the 8 public policy core competency domains for public health that were identified in a recent scoping review.

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Recorded Presentation

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The NCCHPP participated in the 2023 Atlantic Summer Institute Conference

Our colleague Nicole F. Bernier participated in the Atlantic Summer Institute Conference held in August 2023. She joined a panel entitled: Upstream Policy Momentum in Atlantic Canada, Québec, and Beyond. Her presentation focused on lessons learned from the Health in All Policies approach experience in Québec.

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Other News of Interest

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Upcoming Events

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New Resources




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