Public Policy Analysis Tool for Rapid Decision Making in Public Health

The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) has collaborated with the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) to develop a public policy analysis tool adapted to rapid decision-making contexts. This tool is particularly relevant in the context of a health emergency, where decisions must be made at an accelerated pace. The NCCHPP is making this tool available to public health actors who have to conduct such analyses as part of their mandate and who wish to use a tool that allows for flexibility, particularly in terms of available time and resources, while providing structure to the analysis process.

This tool is based on the Framework for analyzing public policy developed by the NCCHPP, to which additions were made by a team from the INSPQ's Direction du développement des individus et des communautés based on a brief and non-exhaustive review of various tools with similar purposes. An appendix was also added to support the analysis of potentially differential effects on population subgroups. This appendix was extracted from the Grille de dépistage PP-ISS (a screening grid for public policy and social inequalities in health) produced by the Politiques publiques et inégalités sociales de santé team in the INSPQ’s Direction de la valorisation scientifique et qualité.

Although it has undergone an internal review process, this tool has not been tested in practice by public health actors who are tasked with examining different types of public policies and their impacts on population health.

This step may have resulted in some adjustments. We therefore invite users of the tool to share their comments and experiences by writing to this address: [email protected]

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