The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)
The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) seeks to increase the expertise of public health actors across Canada in healthy public policy through the development, sharing and use of knowledge. The NCCHPP is one of six centres financed by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
The six Centres form a network across Canada, each hosted by a different institution and each focusing on a specific topic linked to public health. In addition to the Centres’ individual contributions, the network of Collaborating Centres provides focal points for the exchange and common production of knowledge relating to these topics.
The Urban Public Health Network (UPHN)
The Urban Public Health Network (UPHN) was established in September 2004 by the Chief Medical Officers of Health of the eighteen largest Canadian cities. The purpose of the network is to address public health issues that are common to urban populations and to develop strategies to address these issues. The network is designed to share best practices, advocate for policy changes and to foster and facilitate research in public health.
The Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC)
The Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) is a network of national organizations who share a common vision for an integrated system of research, surveillance, policies, and programs for maintaining health and prevention of chronic disease in Canada.
The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA)
The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is a national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada with links to the international public health community. CPHA’s members believe in universal and equitable access to the basic conditions which are necessary to achieve health for all Canadians.
CPHA’s mission is to constitute a special national resource in Canada that advocates for the improvement and maintenance of personal and community health according to the public health principles of disease prevention, health promotion and protection and healthy public policy.
Policy Readiness Tool
The Policy Readiness Tool was created to increase local capacity for healthy policy change. It is designed for use by individuals, organizations and municipalities interested in creating healthier communities.
The Tool consists of a short questionnaire to assess a municipality’s readiness for healthy public policy change. Coupled with the questionnaire are a series of policy change strategies and advocacy resources for working with municipalities at different stages of policy readiness.
Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention
The Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention (APCCP) represents a broad range of practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and community organizations who have come together to coordinate efforts, generate evidence and advocate for policy change in order to reduce chronic disease in Alberta. The APCCP focuses their work in the areas of healthy eating, physical activity, alcohol-related harm, and tobacco reduction.