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The Portal brings together a broad selection of resources from all six of the National Collaborating Centres (NCCs). Search for resources by clicking on NCC, Type, Topic and Core Competency.

Please note: the Portal is not exhaustive and not all resources are indexed by PHAC Core Competency.

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Knowledge Sharing and Public Policy Series - Querying Databases to Identify Documents on Knowledge Sharing Targeting Public Policies: Example of One Study

Putting together relevant combinations of keywords to identify documents discussing complex subjects in databases is not easy. Within the context of carrying out a review of the literature on knowledge sharing targeting public policies, we developed a query to search databases through the OVID, EBSCO and ProQuest interfaces. In this document, we present the complete query so that interested readers may draw upon it for inspiration or reproduce it for their own work.

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Public Health Ethics: What is it? And Why is it Important?

In this narrated web presentation of about 15 minutes, we set out to situate public health ethics with respect to normative ethics, bioethics and medical or clinical ethics, and to map the main dimensions of public health ethics and suggest why it is important.

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Knowledge Sharing and Public Policy Series – A Representation of Influence Processes

Gaining a better understanding of how knowledge circulates in the political sphere can help improve knowledge-sharing practices so as to increase their desired outcomes. In order to deepen this understanding, a graphic representation (a logic model) of the processes through which public health knowledge can influence public policy is presented in this document.

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An introduction to the horizontal coordination of public policies: Usefulness, facilitating factors, obstacles, and current challenges

Jacques Bourgault, Pernelle Smits | 10/01/2014 | Policy, 4.3 Mediate and allocate resources, NCCHPP Fact Sheet/ Backgrounder

This briefing note is intended for all managers in the health and social services sectors, as well as for public health actors who would like to see this type of approach established within their government so that health can be better taken into account in all policies. Those who are called upon to manage programs, projects or public policies involving multiple sectors with an impact on population health will find here an overview of the usefulness of the horizontal (intersectoral) approach as compared with traditional approaches.

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Defining a Population Mental Health Framework for Public Health

Pascale Mantoura | 07/01/2014 | NCCHPP Briefing Note

This framework contributes to supporting the integration of population mental health within public health objectives and mandates across Canada. It frames the notion of population mental health following Kindig and Stoddart's (2003) population health framework. As such it integrates the determinants of mental health, mental health outcomes, and the policies and interventions that aim at improving mental health in the population and reducing inequalities in mental health.

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Understanding Policy Developments and Choices Through the “3-i” Framework: Interests, Ideas and Institutions

This document introduces the “3-i” framework, a theoretical framework that helps explore how interests, ideas, and institutions interact to influence, and ultimately, form policy developments and choices. By bringing together three of the most common factors for explaining public policy development processes, this framework constitutes a relevant theoretical instrument for public health practitioners looking to better understand and influence policy making.

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Organizational Conditions Favourable for Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

The aim of this briefing note is to identify basic organizational conditions necessary for incorporating HIAs into routine practice and to provide some answers to these questions. It is intended for local and regional public health authorities that would like to explore the possibility of carrying out HIAs on municipal policies.

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Framework for Healthy Public Policies Favouring Mental Health (HPP-FMH)

Pascale Mantoura | 03/01/2014 | NCCHPP Briefing Note

This briefing note proposes a framework for healthy public policies favouring Mental Health (HPP-FMH). The paper defines what is meant by the expression "healthy public policies favouring mental health," presents the determinants of mental health to illustrate the areas where public policies might have the most influence, and concludes with a brief overview of evidence to support HPP-FMH.

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