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

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

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 | Briefing Note NCCHPP

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 | Briefing Note NCCHPP

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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Constructing a Logic Model for a Healthy Public Policy: Why and How?

This document outlines the process for constructing a logic model as proposed in the NCCHPP's method for synthesizing knowledge about public policies. It also shows the use of this type of logic model in applications other than knowledge synthesis, as a tool that public health actors can use to analyze public policies.

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