This paper provides a brief review of section 54 of Québec’s Public Health Act. It describes the context of its adoption as law, the procedures introduced by the Québec government to help in its implementation, and some of the results achieved to date.
Last summer, we contacted provincial respondents to find out about recent developments in HIA. This update will let you know what we learned.
This document examines the main arguments in favour of citizen participation as well as some of the obstacles and risks associated with citizen participation in HIA.
To facilitate the work of those searching for HIA guides or tools adapted to their needs, we have listed and classified the HIA guides and tools available on the internet. This document was originally published in June 2008, and was updated in 2011-2012.
This briefing note, prepared by the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU), defines developmental health, discusses its social determinants, shows some key figures for Canada and proposes a healthy family policy framework to support health for all Canadians.
Citizen Participation in Health Impact Assessment (HIA): An Overview of the Principal Arguments Supporting It
This fact sheet explores the four main arguments favouring citizen participation in HIA.
This fact sheet explores five categories of factors that can explain the significant gap between the participatory rhetoric attached to HIA, and actual practices.
The main focus of this inventory of HIA resources is the practice of HIA as related to the development of healthy public policy. This document was originally published in May 2009, and was updated in November 2011.
This document provides a brief account of an HIA pilot project undertaken at the municipal level, in Québec’s Montérégie region, and reports on the key findings that emerged from the process.
This briefing note introduces the nature and role of food policy councils, and how they relate to the development of healthy public policies.