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.
This module will help you understand and use a structured process and criteria for adapting research evidence to local public health decision-making using the Applicability and Transferability (A&T) Tool with a relevant public health scenario.Read More
The intent of this briefing note is to introduce some tools developed in recent years to facilitate the integration of health issues into the decision-making processes of sectors whose primary concern is not population health.Read More
The NCCAH is pleased to share the proceedings report and accompanying DVD from the national forum, "Transforming Our Realities", held December 2-3, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario. The proceedings report from the forum showcases the new and innovative information that was shared on cross-sectoral and holistic approaches to addressing the determinants of Indigenous peoples' health.Read More
An introduction to the horizontal coordination of public policies: Usefulness, facilitating factors, obstacles, and current challenges
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.Read More
This briefing note introduces the main types of economic evaluation, the ethical assumptions they share and the ways in which they can be read and interpreted in light of values relevant for public health.Read More
Health impact assessment (HIA) is usually defined as a combination of procedures, methods and tools by which a policy, a program or a project can be judged or evaluated on the basis of its potential effects on the health of a population. This session will cover various aspects of HIA, including theoretical basis, HIA tools and use of HIA to influence policy. At the end of this session, participants will: 1) understand the HIA approach as demonstrated in theory and a case study; 2) acquire knowledge and skills in applying HIA by working through real-world examples; 3) be able to assess the relevance of HIA in their own diverse contexts and practices; and 4) understand how information from HIA can be used to influence policy. The session will include formal talks, a case example using waste-to-energy, and group work using case examples from participants’ own situations.Read More
Aboriginal environmental health issues: Researchers' and decision makers' perceptions of knowledge transfer and exchange processes
Environmental health policies are often the result of highly political processes, with varied impacts on communities, regions and interests. This newly released, NCCAH-supported report by a team of scholars sheds light on Canadian Aboriginal environmental health processes and makes recommendations to support improved sharing of information and knowledge. The report highlights the need to incorporate Traditional Knowledge in decision-making processes, and finds that relationships among researchers, communities and decision-makers must be based on trust, respect, empowerment and equity.Read More