4007.1 The Nuts and Bolts of Health in All Policies

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Health in All Policies (HiAP) is an approach that seeks to embed considerations of health benefits and harms in decisions across all sectors. It is based on the recognition that many of the most challenging health problems, including obesity, chronic diseases, and widening health inequities, are driven by factors outside of the traditional purview of public health, such as educational and economic opportunities, housing quality, neighborhood safety, community design, and affordability of healthy food. As interest in HiAP continues to grow, practitioners need guidance on how the HiAP framework can be applied to foster cross sector collaboration, particularly at the state and local levels. This session will explore the work of the California HiAP Taksforce and review a resource on intersectoral collaboration for public health and non-health practitioners at the state and local level.
Session Objectives: 1.Describe the efforts of the California Health in All Policies Taskforce in promoting inter-sectoral collaboration to improve health. 2. Identify several approaches for implementing HiAP as a health promotion and disease prevention strategy. 3. Explore a Health in All Policies resource for public health practitioners and others in state and local government.
Connie Mitchell, MD, MPH

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Organized by: APHA-Center for Public Health Policy