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Symposium – Supporting the Deployment of Health in All Policies (HiAP) in Canada: Implementation Prospects, Training Review, and Creation of a Pan-Canadian Network
This presentation provides a synthesis of HiAP-related work developed by the NCCHPP in 2021-2022.
In an effort to gauge the treatment of public policy competencies for public health, the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) undertook a scoping review with analysis of competency frameworks and related documents in public health over the past 15 years. The findings are briefly presented here.
This report is a guidance document on the roles of public health in population mental health and wellness promotion (PMHWP) across Canada. The main portion of the report focuses on the roles of public health in PMHWP. It first describes the five roles that emerged from the discussions. Each role is then presented in depth.
The NCCHPP is publishing a series of profiles detailing public health systems in Canadian provinces and territories.
Whole-of-Government Wellbeing Approaches: A Comparative Analysis of Four Central Government Initiatives
Wellbeing approaches are innovative initiatives for incorporating wellbeing (or quality of life) indicators into policymaking and budget allocation processes. Among other things, they aim to guide and improve the intersectoral action needed to address population health and health inequalities. In order to inform decision making related to wellbeing approaches, the NCCHPP has produced a comparative analysis of four wellbeing approaches put forward by the governments of Scotland, Finland, New Zealand, and Wales.
This webinar presented and discussed key findings from research led and published by Dr. Mehdi Ammi, Professor at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration in Ottawa, entitled, “Interpreting Forty-Three-Year Trends of Expenditures on Public Health in Canada: Long-Run Trends, Temporal Periods, and Data Differences”. It took place on June 9, 2022.
The NCCHPP has collaborated with the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) to develop a public policy analysis tool adapted to rapid decision-making contexts. This tool is particularly relevant in the context of a health emergency, where decisions must be made at an accelerated pace.
This webinar presented the results of in-depth case studies of provincial public health systems in Alberta, Ontario, and Québec. These case studies were carried out to understand the perspectives of public health leaders on how past system reforms impacted public health practice, and how system structures related to the level of decentralization and integration between public health and acute care impacted provincial COVID-19 pandemic responses. It was held on April 27, 2022.
As part of its series on wellbeing policy approaches, the NCCHPP has invited noted public health scholar, Dr. Lindsay McLaren, to offer a critical perspective on the risks and opportunities of this policy turn for public health.
Webinar – Public Health Systems Governance: Better Understanding and Acting on Governance to Strengthen Public Health Systems in Canada
This webinar presented and discussed 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. It was held on Tuesday March 29, 2022.