Online Program

A 21st Century Challenge: Putting Health in All Policies into Practice

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Kira Fortune, PhD, Sustainable Development and Health Equity, Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC
The Pan American Health Organization is the first WHO region to have adopted a Regional Plan of Action on HiAP and, PAHO is now taking the lead in implementing this Plan of Action. On March 31 and April 1, 2015, PAHO hosted an Expert Consultation on the Implementation of the Regional Plan of Action on Health in All Policies. The primary objective of this exercise was to define concrete recommendations as to how the Regional Plan of Action on HiAP could best be operationalized within the Region of the Americas over the course of the next five years (2014-2019). The Consultation also provided an opportunity to engage in a dialogue that reflected upon what kinds of interventions have worked in the Region, what we can do to better address HiAP and what we should be doing differently to more effectively narrow the inequity gap through the HiAP approach.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss insights and evidence related to the implementation of Health in All Policies with a key focus on the 'how to'

Keyword(s): Public Health Policy, Health Disparities/Inequities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked more than 15 years in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America in positions related to public health, gender and social determinants of health. I have extensive experience working with and within NGOs, academia as well as in inter-governmental organizations focusing on gender mainstreaming, social determinants of health, Health-in-All-Policies as well as general public health issue.
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.