E-Bulletin | December 2019

National Collaborating Centre
for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)

Health impact assessment (HIA) is a structured and innovative process that enables
you to:

  • Evaluate the potential effects of a project, a program or a policy on population health
  • Better inform policy makers
  • Act on population well-being

Whether you are a beginner or not with HIA, the NCCHPP has many resources to help you develop your knowledge and your skills with this process.

In this special edition of our e-Bulletin, discover our most recent resources on HIA, including our comprehensive and free online course on the HIA process.

Enjoy your reading!

In the Spotlight

New document: Preparing and Conducting Work Meetings Within the Context of the Health Impact Assessment Process

This practical guide aims to support the reader in carrying out a health impact assessment (HIA).

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New Publications

Blog Article - Incorporating Health in Urban Planning: Québec City Case Study

In this article, Thierno Diallo explains why HIA is useful for decision making in urban planning. He presents a concrete example of an HIA implementation in a local context (a project led in Québec City). This article was created with the support of the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH).

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Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Knowledge and Needs Scan: Findings, Gaps and Recommendations

This report from the NCCEH presents the results from the first national scan related to the involvement of Canadian public health professionals in HIA. The findings from their online survey and key informant interviews are summarized, the gaps in practice and challenges faced are reviewed, and recommendations for improving practice are made.

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New Presentation

Seminar on the Evaluation of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs): Approaches and Experiences in France, Switzerland and Québec

The NCCHPP and the Partenariats et expertises transversales (partnerships and cross-cutting expertise) unit of the INSPQ organized a seminar on the evaluation of health impact assessments (HIAs) in October.

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Free Online Course on HIA

Over 1500 people have taken our free online course: Health Impact Assessment, step by step

This 5-hour course consists of nine online modules, including: videos featuring experts from the field; different learning activities including quizzes and a case study; and various practical tools for performing HIAs. This comprehensive course will equip you to participate in any HIA process!

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Other News of Interest

The Knowledge Translation Competency Framework

The Québec KT in Public Health Community of Practice is proud to introduce the Knowledge Translation Competency Framework. It presents the knowledge and observable behaviours that are required to successfully fulfill the tasks and responsibilities related to the various activities associated with knowledge translation practices. To download it, visit https://referentieltc.ca/en/the-competency-framework/. Please share the link with your colleagues. The community of practice also wishes to thank the NCCHPP for its help in the creation of this tool.

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