Online Program

Embedding Health and Equity into the Fabric of Government

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Lianne Dillon, MPH, Public Health Institute, California Department of Public Health, Sacramento, CA
Health and equity can be improved through “healthy public policy” strategies. Embedding health and equity considerations into government decision-making processes is an important strategy for implementing a Health in All Policies approach. Presenters will discuss how agencies are working together to embed health, sustainability, and equity in guidance documents for decision-makers on land use and transportation planning, housing siting, school facilities investment decisions, food procurement, and community design elements to improve community safety.

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:
Describe 3 opportunities to embed health and equity into government processes. List 2 examples of how California’s Health in All Policies Task Force is embedding health and equity into government decision-making processes.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have served as the policy associate for the California Health in All Policies Task Force for the last three years. I am a co-author on a guide for local and state government on Health in All Policies
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.