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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(municipal)
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Mentions: The final jurisdictional slice of 664 municipal policies by risk factor is shownin Figure 7. The variation of policies byrisk factor differs from the federal level and at this level the builtenvironment risk factor is the largest group of policies (n=233, 35%). Similarto the federal level, three risk factors, built environment (n= 233, 3%),occupational and environmental exposures (n=158, 24%), and physical activity(n=122, 18%) account for the majority of municipal policies within theDirectory. The infectious agents and general categories are the smallest at themunicipal level each representing 1% of the policies.


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(municipal)
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f7: Prevention Policies Directory Content - Policies by risk factor(municipal)
Mentions: The final jurisdictional slice of 664 municipal policies by risk factor is shownin Figure 7. The variation of policies byrisk factor differs from the federal level and at this level the builtenvironment risk factor is the largest group of policies (n=233, 35%). Similarto the federal level, three risk factors, built environment (n= 233, 3%),occupational and environmental exposures (n=158, 24%), and physical activity(n=122, 18%) account for the majority of municipal policies within theDirectory. The infectious agents and general categories are the smallest at themunicipal level each representing 1% of the policies.

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