Database Name Location / Jurisdiction Content Description
INSPQ  Public Policy and Health Portal CA

International/ Federal/ Provincial/ Territorial/ Municipal

Public Health This portal makes knowledge and practices relating to healthy public policy easily accessible.
Canadian enviroOSH Legislation plus Standards CA

Federal/ Provincial/ Territorial

Occupational + Environmental This database contains:

  • the full text of Canadian health, safety and environmental legislation
  • critical guidelines and codes of practice from all jurisdictions
  • regular updates, with amendments highlighted.
Non-Smokers’ Rights Association/Smoking and Health Action Foundation Smoke-Free Laws Database CA

Federal/ Provincial/ Territorial/ Municipal

Smoke-Free Legislation This database contains bylaws and laws that exceed one or more provisions of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. It will be useful to public health staff, community advocates, representatives of NGOs concerned with health issues, municipal and provincial politicians and their staff, municipal lawyers, researchers, the media, and the general public.
Complete Streets for Canada CA


Built Environment A mapped database of Canadian municipal case studies, policies, approaches, and examples of complete streets.
ENACT Local Policy Database US

Municipal/ Local/ Schools

Healthy Eating and Physical Activity The Local Policy Database catalogues promising food and activity related policies to:

  1. Provide local policy makers, health advocates and the media with concrete examples of what’s being adopted in other locales;
  2. Demonstrate the range of physical activity / food-related policies that are emerging;
  3. Highlight promising policy activities that are occurring at the local level; and
  4. Facilitate networking among local policymakers and advocates around successes and challenges.
Healthy Community Design and Access to Healthy Food Legislation Database US


Obesity Prevention Provides access to current state and federal legislation and a comprehensive list of state documents, including state statutes, constitutions, legislative audits and research reports.
International Association for the Study of Obesity – World Policy on Marketing to Children INTL


Marketing to children Use this map to discover the status of policy internationally on marketing of food and beverages to children.
NASBE State School Healthy Policy Database US

Federal/ State/ Schools

School health The NASBE State School Health Policy Database is a comprehensive set of laws and policies from 50 states on more than 40 school health topics.
WHO European Nutrition, Obesity and Physical Activity (NOPA) Database EU


Obesity Prevention The NOPA database compiles information for the WHO European Member States to monitor progress on nutrition, diet, physical activity and obesity. The country information contains national and subnational surveillance data, policy documents, action to implement policy and examples of good practice in programmes and interventions.
State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System US


Tobacco Control STATE is an electronic data warehouse containing up-to-date and historical state-level data on tobacco use prevention and control
Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity Legislation Database US

Federal/ State

Obesity Prevention Search for current food policy and obesity legislation filed by Congress, states, and select cities and counties. Bill status is monitored and the database is updated regularly. Users can generate Excel spreadsheets of search results.
Database of State Indoor Air Quality Laws US


Occupational + Environmental The database includes enacted state laws addressing a variety of pollutants (i.e., radon, disel emissions, etc.), practices (i.e., cleaning services), and building types (i.e., schools) with the lens of indoor air quality.
WCRF International Food Policy Framework for Healthy Diets: NOURISHING INT


Nutrition and Obesity Prevention This framework formalizes a globally-applicable comprehensive package of policies to promote healthier eating and prevent obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs); provide options within the framework that allow policy-makers flexibility to shape a response suitable for their national/local contexts and target populations; and a framework for reporting, categorizing and monitoring policy actions around the world, and through which the policy evidence can be systematically categorized, updated, interpreted and then communicated.


Last updated: September 20, 2016