New publications in English

  • 19 février 2020

    The Integrated Health and Social Services Centres (CISSS) and Integrated University Health and Social Services Centres (CIUSSS) are at the center of the twenty-two territorial service networks (RTS). The RTS are responsible for providing health care and services to their population, which includes minority linguistic communities that may face communicational obstacles.

    In this report, the variables "mother tongue", "language spoken at home" and "knowledge of official languages" from the 2016 census, as well as their intersection, were analyzed for the population of Quebec and that of the RTS.

    Overall this report confirms the presence of potential linguistic barriers among minority linguistic communities and shows that those communities served by RTS institutions are quite heterogeneous.


    • In 2016, the population of Québec was 78% francophone as defined by mother tongue or 81% as defined by language spoken at home....
  • 21 janvier 2020

    In Quebec, the deprivation index was created first and foremost to overcome the lack of socioeconomic data in most administrative databases.

    Developing an ecological proxy was the only way to monitor social inequalities related to important health issues such as mortality, hospitalization and the use of health services. The proxy’s main purpose is to assign area-based socioeconomic information to every individual by linking the geography of the census with the one found in the administrative databases. As a result, the index assists in the surveillance of social inequalities in health in Québec and Canada since the end of the 1980s.

    While it was shown that the deprivation index underestimates inequalities (Pampalon, Hamel, Gamache, 2009), it is the best alternative in the absence of socioeconomic information.

  • 12 décembre 2019

    Health impact assessment (HIA) is an intersectoral approach that entails a series of work meetings requiring the coordination of the various actors participating in the process.

    This guide is mainly designed for the team responsible for carrying out an HIA but also for anyone who would participate in an HIA process.

    It contains information that should help the team responsible for the HIA determine, for each of the work sessions:

    • the tasks to be carried out in preparation for the meeting;
    • the meeting’s agenda;
    • the support materials that might be required for the meeting;
    • how much time to allocate for the meeting.

    It also provides practical advice to ensure the meetings run smoothly.

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