253879 Health in All Policies: Working with housing, planning, and community development agencies

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 9:10 AM

Rachel J. Thornton, MD, PhD , Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
There is broad recognition of the health implications of interventions and investments across sectors including housing, planning, and community development. The challenge is in achieving the primary goals of policies, programs and projects in these sectors while maintaining an emphasis on population health, disease prevention, and health promotion. This presentation will describe strategies that can be used by public health professional to effectively engage with these other sectors, based on the presenter's experiences working on cross-sectoral collaboration at both the federal and local levels.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe the connections between housing, planning and community development policies and health Compare strategies for engaging policy makers and experts from non-health sectors in meaningful dialogue regarding the connections between their work and health Discuss broad challenges that exist in engaging traditional public health and healthcare sector constituents in innovative cross-sector efforts to promote health in all policies

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a pediatrician and public health researcher with experience collaborating across the housing, planning and community development sectors to integrate health considerations and a public health perspective into non-health policies, projects, and programs at the local and federal levels.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.