City of Toronto- Using Economic Analysis and Economic Data to Strengthen the Case for Healthy Public Policy

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The purpose of this report is to provide Toronto Public Health (TPH) with a better understanding of the contexts in which the case for healthier public policy can be strengthened by using economic analysis and economic data.   The report examined practices in 13 jurisdictions using 30 interviews and scans to analyse a range of policy issues in which the use of economic analysis can strengthen the advocacy of healthy public policy or support the formulation of more effective policy options.  Policy areas examined include health equity and transit equity.

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