E-Bulletin | April 2020

National Collaborating Centre
for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)

In the Spotlight

Public Health Ethics and COVID-19: Selected Resources

The NCCHPP has prepared a list of relevant resources on various ethical issues linked to COVID-19, each with a brief synthesis of what you will find in the document.

The resources are organized by category:

• Ethics frameworks and guidance for pandemics and        public health emergencies
• Equity
• Indigenous health
• Priority-setting/allocation of resources
• Research and surveillance
• Communication
• Global health, global justice
• Civil liberties and limits
• Physical (or social) distancing: balancing benefits and harms

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Other Resources

Resources in times of pandemic

In addition to the resources collected recently, the NCCHPP produced various resources in the wake of the H1N1 crisis relating to ethics in times of pandemic. The material below remains relevant for the current situation.


Public Health Ethics. Selected Resources: Ethics in a Pandemic

A Survey of Ethical Principles and Guidance Within Selected Pandemic Plans

Case Studies of Ethics During a Pandemic


Workshop: Public Health Ethics in Practice: Impact and relevance of ethical frameworks on decision‐making during the H1N1 pandemic.

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Working from home? Online resources for public health teleworkers

In this period when most of us are working from home, please note that all the NCCHPP’s resources are available online for free. Here are a few examples:

• 2 Free Online Courses:

Health Impact Assessment, step by step

A Framework for Analyzing Public Policies


Recorded Webinars


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Other News of Interest

Joint Call for Papers GHP & HPI on Health Promotion Perspectives on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Global Health Promotion (GHP), the official journal of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) and Health Promotion International (HPI) the ‘thought journal’ of the global health promotion movement would like to invite contributions on health promotion perspectives on the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Resources from the other National Collaborating Centres for Public Health

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 6 National Collaborating Centres for Public Health have published or listed various relevant resources.

NCC for Determinants of Health (NCCDH): Equity-informed responses to COVID-19

NCC for Environmental Health (NCCEH): Environmental Health Resources for the COVID-19 Pandemic

NCC for Infectious Diseases (NCCID): 2019 Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak

NCC for Indigenous Health (NCCIH): Updates on COVID-19

NCC for Methods and Tools (NCCMT): The NCCMT is currently collecting research questions for rapid evidence syntheses related to COVID-19 currently in progress. Don’t hesitate to contact them to share the rapid review topic(s) you (or your organization) is working on, click here.

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