The Centre

The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) is a pole of expertise and knowledge sharing on healthy public policy. It is part of a network of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCs) created in 2005 and financed by the Public Health Agency of Canada to reinforce Canada’s public health infrastructure. The NCCs are located across Canada in various host institutions and each NCC specializes in a key sector of public health.

The NCCHPP is hosted in Montréal by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ).

Our mandate

The NCCHPP’s mandate is to support public health actors across Canada in their efforts to develop and promote healthy public policies. These policies have the potential to play a key role in improving the health of populations and reducing health inequalities, due to their influence upon social, economic, environmental and ecological determinants of health, including: education, social support, income, physical environment and climate.

We fulfill our mandate by developing, synthesizing and sharing knowledge, by targeting research gaps and by fostering the development of networks connecting public health professionals, researchers and policy makers across Canada.

Practically, we offer:

  • Publications, tools and videos based on evidence and on other knowledge;
  • Training, webinars, workshops and other knowledge sharing activities;
  • Scientific and practical consulting.

Our resources and activities are offered in French and English.

Our projects

Our active projects are:

Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that we are on an age-old Indigenous territory, a place of meeting and diplomacy between peoples and the site of the signing of the Great Peace treaty. We thank the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) nation for their hospitality on this unceded territory.