Creating structure and process change: Embedding health into government decision-making
Participants will engage in an interactive exercise designed to broaden perspectives on the functions of and opportunities within government to embed health. Participants will also have the opportunity for small group discussion to identify opportunities within their own work to apply a Health in All Policies approach. The presenter will describe the importance of, and tools for embedding health and equity into government decision-making, policies, programs, and strategies. This will include a short overview of tools such health impact assessment and health lens analysis. Using California and other jurisdictions as examples, presenters will discuss how agencies are working together to improve guidance for decision-makers in a range of areas, such asland use and transportation planning, food procurement, and neighborhood design elements to improve community safety.
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Public health or related public policy
Differentiate between policy actions that can be taken at state, local, and other levels Describe the difference between health impact assessment (HIA) and Health in All Policies Describe 3 opportunities to embed health and equity into government decision-making
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 four years. I am a co-author of âHealth in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments.â I have presented locally and nationally about this work as a subject matter expert, in addition to developing and presenting educational workshops 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.