E-Bulletin | March 2022

National Collaborating Centre
for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)

In the Spotlight

Webinar – Public Health Systems Governance: Better Understanding and Acting on Governance to Strengthen Public Health Systems in Canada

Tuesday March 29, 2022, 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EDT

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed many questions and presented numerous challenges, including those surrounding the governance of public health systems.
In this webinar, Erica Di Ruggiero, Jean-Louis Denis, and David Hunter will present and discuss key directions for strengthening, improving, and transforming the governance of public health systems in Canada so that they are better prepared to respond to current and future public health challenges.

Speakers will present and discuss key findings from the report, Governing for the Public’s Health: Governance Options for a Strengthened and Renewed Public Health System in Canada, led by Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero of the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

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New Publications

Four reports to accompany the Chief Public Health Officer’s Annual Report

The NCCHPP and the 5 other National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) are pleased to present the 4 reports commissioned by the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) to accompany her 2021 Report on the State of Public Health in Canada.

This initiative, conducted in partnership with the authors and the Office of the CPHO, aims for broader dissemination of the reports in order to inform reflections on the renewal of public health in Canada. Please do not hesitate to share these with your colleagues and within your networks!

Governing for the Public’s Health: Governance Options for a Strengthened and Renewed Public Health System in Canada

Report led by Erica Di Ruggiero, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.


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Visioning the Future: First Nations, Inuit, & Métis Population and Public Health

Report led by Dr. Margo Greenwood, National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health and Dr. Evan Adams, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Public Health at Indigenous Services Canada.


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Strengthening Community Connections: The Future of Public Health is at the Neighbourhood Scale

Report led by Dr. Kate Mulligan, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

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An Evidence-Informed Vision for a Public Health Data System in Canada

Report led by Dr. David Buckeridge, School of Population and Global Health, McGill University.

The NCC for Methods and Tools recently hosted a webinar with author David Buckeridge to present the findings of this report. To watch the recording, click here.

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Webinar Recording

Webinar – Public Policy Competencies for Public Health

What do public health actors need to know about public policy? In this webinar, the NCCHPP’s Val Morrison reported on the findings from a scoping review of the literature on competencies for healthy public policy.

To consult the PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Click below to watch the webinar recording.

Other News of Interest

Publication: Northern Health Cultural Safety and System Change:
An Assessment Tool

It presents a concrete example, in a Canadian context, of adapting an HIA (Health Impact Assessment) in order to take the realities of Indigenous peoples into account. It summerizes and adapts the basis of HIA and equity focused HIA to apply them in an institutional context and evaluates the impacts on Indigenous peoples, cultural safety, and reconciliation.

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This subject interests you? You might wish to consult this NCCHPP document: Impact Assessments in Indigenous Contexts: Promising Avenues for Reflection and Improvement for Health Impact Assessment.

New tools to support healthier and equitable built environments – Give us your input!

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health, in partnership with the Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium are looking for your input on two new tools that measure how well neighbourhoods in Canadian cities support the health of Canadians.

Test and comment to receive a $100 gift card offered by the research team!

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Call for applications – 2022 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 2022 KT Awards applications: March 31, 2022.

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