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Wellbeing Budgeting: A Critical Public Health Perspective

In New Zealand, Wales, Scotland, and Finland, among other countries, wellbeing approaches to policy have become a growing trend over the past decade. Attention to the wellbeing and quality of life of the population has the potential to act on upstream determinants of health and, thus, to be a significant boon for healthy public policy. The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) seeks to explore the significance of this policy turn. In this briefing note, we invite…
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Strategy for Vaccination Against COVID-19: Postponement of the Second Dose in a Context of Shortage

The number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to COVID-19 have been increasing in Quebec since August 2020. In addition to the suffering of those infected and their friends and family, caring for patients and their contacts creates a significant burden for healthcare workers, who are frequently infected, threatening the integrity of our healthcare system. The way the pandemic develops in the coming months will depend on the population’s compliance with the recommendations to…

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Ecological Economics and Public Health: An Interview with Dr. Trevor Hancock

In 2019, the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) reached out to Dr. Trevor Hancock to discuss ways to introduce the core ideas of ecological economics to public health practitioners and decision makers. Some of those ideas were previously exposed in a 2015 report on the ecological determinants that Dr. Hancock led for the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) (Hancock, Spady, & Soskolne, 2015).

Those discussions eventually took…

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Expert Consensus: Viral Load and the Risk of HIV Transmission

A more recent publication based on new studies has just been issued by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux. This update is titled «L'effet du traitement des personnes vivant avec le VIH sur le risque de transmission sexuelle de l'infection» (The impact of treating people living with HIV on the risk of sexual transmission of the infection) can be found here:…

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Position statement - Smoking, a public health scourge for dedicated health professionals

This statement was adopted by the Collège des médecins du Québec, the Ordre des dentistes du Québec, the Ordre des hygiénistes dentaires du Québec, the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, the Ordre des optométristes du Québec, the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec, the Ordre professionnel des inhalothérapeutes du Québec, and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec.

The effects of smoking on health are undeniable. For many years, tobacco use has been one of Québec’s…

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