4008.0 Implementing Health in All Policies in the US: Status Report and Opportunities Moving Forward

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:30 AM
With the growing recognition that many determinants of health lie outside the traditional purview of public health, there has been a growing interest in “Health in All Policies” approaches. Health in All Policies, or HiAP, is an approach that seeks to embed health considerations in decisions across all sectors of government in order to prevent negative unintended health consequences and maximize opportunities for win-wins between health and other sectors. HiAP has been used internationally for many years. In the US, the approach is gaining in popularity, especially through the use of Health Impact Assessments. However much still remains to be learned about the best ways to implement HiAP in the US context. This session will different approaches that are being taken to implement HiAP in the US with the goal of identifying common implementation challenges and discerning opportunities for advancing the goal of Health in All Policies in the US.
Session Objectives: Compare different approaches that are being used to implement Health in all Policies in the US. Identify challenges and opportunities for the implementation of Health in all Policies in the US.

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Organized by: APHA-Center for Public Health Policy
Endorsed by: Health Administration, Women's Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)