INSPQ and PULSAR: a promising alliance

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    Monday 17 June 2019

Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) becomes one of PULSAR’s premier scientific partners. This leading centre of expertise in public health will be involved in PULSAR’s work on sustainable health assessment. 

The experts at INSPQ come from a variety of scientific fields (applied, health, social, and humanities) and are known for their expertise in the public health issues facing Québec today. They work with the healthcare network, academic institutions, and research communities to develop and pool their public health knowledge and expertise. 

PULSAR and INSPQ share a common goal to sustainably improve the health and well-being of Quebecers. PULSAR will clearly benefit from its new partner’s wide-ranging expertise:

A source of inspiration for PULSAR

PULSAR will draw on INSPQ researchers’ expertise, methods, and practices, as well as their extensive experience in the field. This partnership will not only benefit the Université Laval scientific community, but also government decision-makers, organizations, and members of the public interested in individual and population health and well-being.

Helping to create indicators of sustainable health and well-being

With the support of Alliance santé Québec, over 150 researchers from 14 Université Laval faculties have been contributing to one of PULSAR’s most important projects since fall 2017: sustainable health assessment. 

INSPQ experts will collaborate on various aspects of the project, including developing the first indicators of sustainable health and well-being. In the coming weeks, they will join Université Laval researchers in various workshops to determine the best ways to assess the many dimensions associated with sustainable health and well-being (e.g., air quality, lifestyles, environment, water quality, mental health, etc.) and evaluate indicators for these dimensions. 

PULSAR’s goal in developing these new indicators of sustainable health and well-being is to foster interdisciplinarity, scientific knowledge sharing, and new opportunities in sustainable health.

These indicators and other sustainable health assessment tools will be unveiled in fall 2019.