142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Health in All Policies: Institutionalizing Intersectoral Work into Public Health

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Public health professionals have learned that they must seek innovative approaches to meet today’s complex public health challenges. Health in All Policies is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by incorporating health considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas. In the last five years cities, counties, and states throughout the United States have been integrating Health in All Policies approaches into their work. These initiatives are formal and informal, and have been developed in big and small communities and in rural and urban areas. This panel presentation will describe the Health in All Policies approach and will highlight lessons learned from the cities, counties, and states at the forefront of this approach. Panelists representing state and local Health in All Policies initiatives will describe their efforts, discuss opportunities for institutionalizing this work, and share challenges they have faced and how they have overcome those challenges. Finally, the presenters will highlight ways that public health professionals can think about integrating Health in All Policies into their own communities.
Session Objectives: List five key elements of Health in All Policies Describe possible avenues for embedding Health in All Policies into existing government processes Identify common challenges to Health in All Policies and possible strategies for overcoming these barriers.
Karen Ben-Moshe, MPP, MPH
Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH

California Health in All Policies Task Force: From a start-up to an established institution
Julia Caplan, MPP, MPH, Karen Ben-Moshe, MPP, MPH, Lianne Dillon, MPH, Meredith Lee, MPH, Kelsey Lyles and Connie Mitchell, MD, MPH

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Organized by: APHA-Center for Public Health Policy
Endorsed by: Public Health Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)