National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy
The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) focuses on healthy public policy: policy that potentially enhances populations’ health by having a positive impact on the social, economic, and environmental determinants of health. The NCCHPP has several streams of work related to determinants and health inequalities.
Health impact assessment, which is a method for evaluating a policy or project on the basis of its potential effects on the health of a population, is a focus of NCCHPP and has significant application in health equity work.
Comprehensive policies to combat poverty across Canada, by province (2009) documents anti-poverty policy approaches.
- NCCHPP published a Content analysis of media coverage of health inequalities in Canada, 2008 which presents an analysis of the frequency and nature of media interest in health inequities.