254102 Overcoming Barriers to Cross-Agency Collaboration for Health

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 12:00 AM

Elizabeth Rigby, PhD , The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Health in All Policies initiatives confront a “paradox of governance” in which many of the critical policy decisions shaping American's health are made by policymakers beyond the health care and public health sectors. This reality requires cross-agency collaboration for health, which is notoriously challenging. This session will highlight promising strategies for overcoming barriers to cross-agency collaboration and advancing a Health in All Policies approach across federal agencies, with a particular focus on the National Prevention Council.

Learning Areas:
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the inherent challenges and disincentives facing cross-agency collaboration efforts. Identify three promising strategies for overcoming barriers to cross-agency collaboration. Apply these lessons to the case of the National Prevention Council.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I conduct research on Health in All Policy implementation and administration within state and federal government.
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.