The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) and the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) are jointly hosting two webinars featuring popular health equity tools.  
Part 1 - Promoting Action on Equity Issues: A Knowledge-To-Action Handbook
October 10, 2012 (1 PM EDT)
Developed by Bowen, Botting & Roy (2011), this tool provides a framework and worksheets that can be used to develop an equity-focused knowledge translation strategy. For more information and to register click here.

Part 2 - Health Equity Impact Assessment Tool
October 17, 2012 (1 PM EDT) 
Developed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) in partnership with Public Health Ontario, Public Health Units and the MOHLTC’s Public Health Division, this tool can help decision-makers to consider equity issues in planning decisions.  For more information and to register click here.

Québec City will be hosting the 12th International Conference on HIA from August 29 to 31, 2012. The Conference has a general goal to advance HIA practice in light of new knowledge, to prove its relevance, and to stimulate its use in various public and private decision-making contexts. It is intended for all people whose decisions and actions may have an impact on health.  A call for abstracts will be launched at the end of January. Meanwhile, please visit the Web site at:
The Centres hosted a workshop session on Tuberculosis (TB) and Housing on June 12, at the 2012 CPHA Conference. This workshop included presentations regarding inadequate housing and TB, inter-related determinants of health, housing issues affecting health specific to Aboriginal communities, methods to collect/assess related evidence, public health practices and policy options.

To consult the PPT presentations, click here.

The NCCHPP was joined by speakers Dan Burden and Catherine Berthod at this free one-day preconference workshop at the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) annual conference, June 11, 2012, in Edmonton.

The workshop focused on three interventions aiming at creating healthier built environments which appear to enjoy a high level of political acceptability. These interventions are:

•Road diets on suburban roads to allocate space for active transport infrastructure;
•Traffic calming on urban, residential streets;
•Redesign of main commercial streets of small communities also being used as regional transit roads.

This day included presentations and small group sessions led by Dan Burden, Executive Director of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, Catherine Berthod, engineer and urban planner for the Ministry of Transportation of Quebec, and the NCCHPP's François Gagnon and Olivier Bellefleur.

Next webinars:  February 21, 2012 (1 - 2:30 PM) EST and March 7, 2012 (1 - 2:30 PM) EST

The new Online Business Case Creator (OBCC) is a tool that will guide you through a three-step process to assess and analyze your project and help you make your best recommendations about whether a project should move forward. Learn more about this new resource! For more information about the Online Business Case creator and available webinars and consultation services, click here. The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) and Public Health Ontario (PHO) are working together to launch and support the Online Business Case Creator (OBCC).
The Centres have planned various workshops and presentations during November, including a one day workshop at the JASP 2011 (Journées annuelles de santé publique) in Montréal. Find out about these events and discover the new publications and tools from the Centres in the latest edition of the NCC E-Bulletin.
Three graduate students will receive the NCCPH Knowledge Translation Awards for the excellence of their work in knowledge translation in public health. The awards will be given at the Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference in Montreal. Click here to find out the winners' names!
Last June, the NCCs participated in the Canadian Public Health Association's annual Conference in Montréal. The Centres organized a workshop on Knowledge Translation in Public Health. This workshop consisted of both didactic and interactive sessions regarding knowledge translation (KT) strategies that have been applied by the NCCs and various groups with which they interact.
The Centres are planning to host various workshops and plenary sessions at the CPHA 2011 Annual Conference, June 19-22 in Montreal. Find out all the details, in the latest edition of the NCC E-Bulletin.
Twenty-five years ago, the first international conference on health promotion took place in Ottawa and the Ottawa Charter was launched. This charter has definitely shaped how we view health promotion and it has supported the creation of a multitude of training centres and specialized publications in health promotion. A commemorative gala will take place on June 29, 2011 at the National Art Gallery in Ottawa.
Discover the latest publications and news from the Centres. Subscribe to receive the latest news about the Centres' work, publications, projects, workshops and a list of upcoming public health conferences.
The National Collaborating Centres have decided not to host an open Summer Institute for 2011. Instead, we will focus our resources on holding the first internal NCC Spring Training. This internal event will offer all NCC team members an opportunity to meet and discuss our goals, priorities and projects. By focusing on our own training and team building, we will be better able to serve the public health community in Canada. To read more, click here.
With the new year comes new publications and news from the Centres. Subscribe to receive the latest news about the Centres' work, publications, projects, workshops and a list of upcoming public health conferences. To have a look at the e-bulletin, click here.
Preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS is an essential message on World AIDS Day, but reaching and working with individuals and populations who need help the most continues to be a challenge in Canada and around the world. Discover the New Outreach Planning Guide developed by NCCID that helps infectious disease practitioners reach out to vulnerable populations at risk for HIV/AIDS. To find out more, please click here.
Dr. Margo Greenwood was presented to the House of Commons in the Canadian Parliament on November 23 as a recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award. Dr. Greenwood, Associate Professor at University of Northern British Columbia and Academic Leader of the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH), is being recognized for her outstanding career achievements in education.
Antibiotic resistance is an issue health practitioners around the world face daily. Numerous health-related organizations have partnered to mark November 18 as the first Canadian Antibiotic Awareness Day in an effort to promote prudent use of antibiotics and fight the threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. NCCID is pleased to be a partner in this event! To learn more, click here.
The NCCHPP will hold a day-long workshop entitled Public Health Ethics: A Tool for Deliberation and for the Development of Healthy Public Policies at the 14th JASP (Journées annuelles de santé publique - annual public health days) on November 24, 2010, at the Centre des Congrès de Québec. The workshop will explore the foundations and the theoretical and practical implications of ethical reflection in public health in Quebec. Simultaneous translation (Fr-En and En-Fr) will be available throughout the day's presentations. Click here to learn more.
The recent increase of beg bugs infestations has become a “very nasty problem which causes a lot of morbidity and marginalization,” said Dr. Tom Kosatsky of the NCC for Environmental Health, at the CPHA 2010 pre-conference session held on June 13th. Presented by the NCCs, this session was an opportunity to learn more on the social impacts of a bed bugs infestation, the bed bugs biological characteristics, as well as challenges facing control and prevention. Click here to access the PPT presentations.
The NCCs hosted a session presenting the latest news and updates on the Small Drinking Water Systems Project on June 15, at the Canadian Public Health Association Conference in Toronto. This event was an opportunity for participants to give their feedback on the projects's work and orientation. Have a look at the PPT presentation, or click here to find out more on the project.
Thank you to all who participated in the NCC Summer Institute 2010. For those who could not attend the event, note that some of the webcasted sessions are still available online, click here to watch them.
Don't miss the NCCPH Summer Institute 2010!  Please click here to look at the program and to register online.
The 2009 NCCPH Summer Institute fostered pan-Canadian exchanges between over 200 public health practitioners, policy makers, researchers and other actors. Participants engaged in discussions and brought forward their perspectives and experiences to build knowledge about how collaboration, networking and evaluation can foster change in public health. Learn more on the discussions and activities that took place in Mont Ste-Anne, click here to read the report.
The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC (CUFA BC) is acknowledging Margo Greenwood for the publication of the groundbreaking report “Aboriginal Health: Leaving No Child Behind” prepared with UNICEF by the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH).She was named academic of the year at a ceremony in Vancouver April 7, 2010.
The NCCPH have conducted a web-based survey to rate priorities on their collaborative Small Drinking Water Systems Project. In total, 130 participants, from all provinces and the Northwest Territories, have answered the survey.
Mona Shum, the manager of the NCCEH, will be presenting an “Update on the NCCPH Small Drinking Water Systems Project” on March 23rd at the Consensus Conference on Small Water Systems Management for the Promotion of Indigenous Health at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. For more information on this presentation, please contact us at
The Centre organized a day-long workshop, held in Montréal on March 12th, during the Annual Public Health Days (Journées Annuelles de santé publique-JASP). The objective of this session was to share insights with public health professionals and decision-makers about the use of deliberative processes to inform decision-making.To read more, click here.
The NCCs have produced their latest Brief Update! This short document gives an overview of the latest events, publications, and news from each Centre and the NCCs common projects such as the Small Drinking Water Systems Project and the Summer Instuitute 2010.
The NCC for Environmental Health in collaboration with the NCCfor Methods and Tools are planning a workshop on how to make evidence-informed decisions in the absence of sufficient evidence. This workshop will be held at the June 20-23 CIPHI Ontario conference in Guelph. For more information on this event, please write to us at:
NCCID has just launched the Purple Paper. This weekly newsletter summarizes peer-reviewed H1N1 literature pertinent to public health. This new project by NCCID aims to contextualize research findings to shed light on the Canadian situation in a usable accessible format.
From October 26-30, 2009, NCCDH's Senior Scientist – Early Child Development, Dr. Mollie Butler travelled to Nairobi, Kenya for an historical five-day Global Conference co-hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of the Republic of Kenya.
On November 3rd 2009, at the Ontario Public Health Association Annual Conference held in Toronto, NCCHPP's Christopher McDougall hosted a session on the use of ethical analysis in public health. This interactive session was an opportunity to discuss and reflect on the utility of various fundamental ethical concepts in the evaluation of public health practices and policies. To find out more, please contact Christopher McDougall.

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