How to Collaborate With Municipalities: A Practical Guide for Public Health Actors

There is no shortage of reasons for public health actors to want to form ties with municipal governments, given the major role played by municipalities in shaping the living environments of their residents and the effects of these living environments on health. The reasons for forming ties with municipal actors can be more or less clearly defined and more or less ambitious: to learn from each other, to better coordinate respective actions, to propose a collaborative project that takes advantage of respective areas of expertise and capacities, or to try to make municipal policies healthier.

This practical guide, produced by the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP), is intended to support your efforts to establish and maintain relationships with municipalities. The advice presented here is based on interviews with public servants in Canadian municipalities (Morestin, 2019) and on a variety of other resources that explore the municipal world. This guide also presents a selection of particularly interesting resources for further exploration of some of the subjects covered.

To learn more, visit the website of the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy - NCCHPP (http://www.ncchpp.ca/en/)

How to Collaborate With Municipalities:  A Practical Guide for Public Health Actors

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