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Supporting the diffusion of healthy public policy in Canada: the Prevention Policies Directory.

Politis CE, Halligan MH, Keen D, Kerner JF - Online J Public Health Inform (2014)

Bottom Line: This information technology solution was implemented, through a participatory engagement approach, as a communication channel or policy knowledge transfer tool.It also addressed the intrinsic shortcomings of environmental scanning for policy surveillance and monitoring.A combination of quantitative web metrics and qualitative anecdotal evidence have illustrated that the Directory is becoming an important tool for healthy public policy surveillance and policy diffusion in Canada.

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Affiliation: Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Policy Analyst, Prevention, ON.

ABSTRACT
Healthy public policy plays an essential role in a comprehensive public health approach to preventing cancer and chronic disease. Public policies spread through the 'policy diffusion' process, enabling governments to learn from another's enacted policy solutions. The Prevention Policies Directory (the Directory), an online database of municipal, provincial/territorial, and federal cancer and chronic disease prevention policies from across Canada, was developed to facilitate the diffusion of healthy public policies and support the work of prevention researchers, practitioners, and policy specialists. This information technology solution was implemented, through a participatory engagement approach, as a communication channel or policy knowledge transfer tool. It also addressed the intrinsic shortcomings of environmental scanning for policy surveillance and monitoring. A combination of quantitative web metrics and qualitative anecdotal evidence have illustrated that the Directory is becoming an important tool for healthy public policy surveillance and policy diffusion in Canada.

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Prevention Policies Directory Content - Policies by risk factor (federal)Note: There are no built environment policies at the Federaljurisdiction level.
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f5: Prevention Policies Directory Content - Policies by risk factor (federal)Note: There are no built environment policies at the Federaljurisdiction level.

Mentions: However, the prevalence of policies by risk factor, seen in Figure 4, is not consistent across each level of governmentin Canada. Figure 5 shows the 146 federalpolicies in the Directory according to the risk factor they address. Figure 5 illustrates that at the Federallevel, there are no built environment policies, while nearly half (n=70, 48%) ofthe federal policies deal with occupational and environmental exposures. Whilethe occupational and environmental exposures category remains the largest, as inthe cross-section including all jurisdictions combined (Figure 4), the federal level is more skewed with 80% of thepolicies addressing occupational and environmental exposures, nutrition (n=20,14%), and tobacco use (n=26, 18%) categories.


Supporting the diffusion of healthy public policy in Canada: the Prevention Policies Directory.

Politis CE, Halligan MH, Keen D, Kerner JF - Online J Public Health Inform (2014)

Prevention Policies Directory Content - Policies by risk factor (federal)Note: There are no built environment policies at the Federaljurisdiction level.
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4221084&req=5

f5: Prevention Policies Directory Content - Policies by risk factor (federal)Note: There are no built environment policies at the Federaljurisdiction level.
Mentions: However, the prevalence of policies by risk factor, seen in Figure 4, is not consistent across each level of governmentin Canada. Figure 5 shows the 146 federalpolicies in the Directory according to the risk factor they address. Figure 5 illustrates that at the Federallevel, there are no built environment policies, while nearly half (n=70, 48%) ofthe federal policies deal with occupational and environmental exposures. Whilethe occupational and environmental exposures category remains the largest, as inthe cross-section including all jurisdictions combined (Figure 4), the federal level is more skewed with 80% of thepolicies addressing occupational and environmental exposures, nutrition (n=20,14%), and tobacco use (n=26, 18%) categories.

Bottom Line: This information technology solution was implemented, through a participatory engagement approach, as a communication channel or policy knowledge transfer tool.It also addressed the intrinsic shortcomings of environmental scanning for policy surveillance and monitoring.A combination of quantitative web metrics and qualitative anecdotal evidence have illustrated that the Directory is becoming an important tool for healthy public policy surveillance and policy diffusion in Canada.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Policy Analyst, Prevention, ON.

ABSTRACT
Healthy public policy plays an essential role in a comprehensive public health approach to preventing cancer and chronic disease. Public policies spread through the 'policy diffusion' process, enabling governments to learn from another's enacted policy solutions. The Prevention Policies Directory (the Directory), an online database of municipal, provincial/territorial, and federal cancer and chronic disease prevention policies from across Canada, was developed to facilitate the diffusion of healthy public policies and support the work of prevention researchers, practitioners, and policy specialists. This information technology solution was implemented, through a participatory engagement approach, as a communication channel or policy knowledge transfer tool. It also addressed the intrinsic shortcomings of environmental scanning for policy surveillance and monitoring. A combination of quantitative web metrics and qualitative anecdotal evidence have illustrated that the Directory is becoming an important tool for healthy public policy surveillance and policy diffusion in Canada.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus