Supporting Public Health Human Resource Planning: A Survey of Canadian Universities’ Public Health Training Programs

The full document and its summary are intended to inform individuals and organizations involved in discussions about the training capacities of public health programs in Canadian universities, and about Canada's public health workforce planning in the context of public health system transformation and the post-COVID-19 era.

Research report, study and analysis

Health in All Policies Training: Inventory, Analysis, and Avenues for Reflection

This document identifies and analyzes 85 training initiatives (workshops, webinars, guides, courses, conferences) focused on the Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach. It aims to provide a portrait of the training initiatives offered and to suggest ways to improve upon this offer, with a particular focus on the Canadian context. The report provides a brief quantitative analysis as well as an in-depth qualitative analysis of the following dimensions of the training corpus: objectives and…

Research report, study and analysis

The Policy Brief: A Tool for Knowledge Transfer

The policy brief is a knowledge transfer tool that has increasingly been used in recent years as a way to inform or influence public policy decisions. Because policy briefs are designated by a variety of terms (e.g.: policy note, research snapshot, etc.) and prepared in various formats, it can be difficult to determine how to go about writing one. What exactly is it? What criteria should be met to produce a high quality document? Which writing guides are of interest?

Professional practice guidelines

Occupational Health Competency Framework for Public Health in Québec

The underlying impetus of the occupational health framework is a desire to enact change. This tool aims to address the modernization challenges outlined in the Programme national de santé publique (MSSS, 2008) [Québec's updated public health program] and the Plan stratégique du Réseau de santé publique en santé au travail (MSSS, 2010) [the strategic plan of Québec's public health network in occupational health, and it offers a wide range of opportunities for organizational and professional…

Reference framework

Competency framework for scientific processes underlying the cross cutting functions of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec

The Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) is a public health expertise and reference centre in Québec that engages in research, monitoring, training, knowledge translation, public policy development, and the production of scientific advisory reports. These are considered the organization's cross-cutting functions. Mastery of the scientific processes underlying these functions is essential to the improvement of the materials produced by the INSPQ and the services offered to…

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Environmental Health Competency Framework for Public Health in Québec

Environmental health is a rapidly evolving field, and people working in this field have to deal with increasingly complex situations. Many environmental health practitioners need to develop new professional practices and update their competencies continuously in order to adapt to the new realities in the field. A group of public health experts set out to develop this environmental health competency framework in order to give practitioners an opportunity to engage in a process of continuing…

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The Competency-based Approach - A Lever for Changing Public Health Practices in Québec

When Québec's 2003–2012 National Public Health Program (Programme national de santé publique or PNSP) was updated in 2008, a report highlighted the growing complexity of public health action, particularly when the challenges of integrating the practice of public health in the care and services system at the local level were taken into account. Among the factors challenging the competencies of the actors in the field are the exercise of population-based responsibility arising from amendments…

Research report, study and analysis

Facilitating a knowledge translation process: Knowledge review and facilitation tool

Subsequent to release of the updated Québec Public Health Program (QPHP), the Direction générale de la santé publique of the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) made public its strategy for the development of public health research (Stratégie pour le développement de la recherche en santé publique, 2008). This strategy proposes guidelines based on, among other things, the results of a review of public health research in Québec (Bilan de la recherche en santé publique au…

Research report, study and analysis

Terms of reference for training needs analysis - Continuing education component

As part of its mission, the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) has a mandate to promulgate and build on knowledge and expertise in the field of public health. Legally, the Institute is a recognized educational institution pursuant to section 7.6 of the Act to promote workplace skills development and recognition (R.S.Q., c. D-7.1). In connection with this mandate, the INSPQ has established the Skills Development unit under the Research, Training and Development Branch.…

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