A Framework for Analyzing Public Policies: Practical Guide

Public health actors in public, community and academic networks may be called upon to work on public policies and, within the context of this work, to interact with policy makers at different levels (municipal, provincial, etc.). However, they often find that the content of their discourse does not meet all the information needs of these decision makers.

This document presents a structured process based on an analytical framework that reflects a public health perspective, while at the same time integrating other concerns of policy makers. The document addresses four questions:

  • What public policies does this analytical framework apply to?
  • In what types of situations is it useful?
  • Which policy facets does it focus on?
  • How is the analysis carried out?
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