Online Program

Tools to Get You Started with Health in All Policies

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Karen Ben-Moshe, MPP, MPH, Public Health Institute, California Department of Public Health, Sacramento, CA
While all Health in All Policies initiatives are based on the concept that population health and equity depend upon collaborative, intersectoral action, there is substantial variation in process, structure, scope, and participation in the initiatives. Regardless of the direction a Health in All Policies initiative takes, bringing together a new group of agencies and partners can be challenging and requires intentionality and planning. This presentation will describe a number of tools and activities that the California Health in All Policies Task Force used to develop a common understanding of the problems they face, identify how each partner's work connects to public health issues, and establish a shared vision and aspirational goals for a healthy California. The presentation will describe root cause mapping, which is a structured process for identifying key factors contributing to community health problems. This tool can help users identify methods for correcting or eliminating these underlying factors and promoting improved outcomes. The presentation will also describe how the Task force developed a Healthy Community Framework which led to the development of a set of healthy community indicators. The presentation will describe how the development of Aspirational Goals helped Task Force members gain a better understanding of the social determinants of health and the need for Health in All Policies. Finally, this presentation will include an overview of a new tool for jurisdictions that want to use this approach, Health in All Policies: A Guide for Local and State Governments.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
List three activities or tools that can be used in the early stages of Health in All Policies or other collaborative processes. Describe potential uses of root cause mapping, aspirational goals, and the healthy community framework in building alignment among government partners.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have served as the project coordinator for the California Health in All Policies Task Force for the last three years. I am a co-author of Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments
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.