Online Program

Understanding government functions and decision-making authority for implementing a Health in All Policies approach

Sunday, November 1, 2015 : 10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

Kelsey Lyles, BA, Public Health Institute/California Department of Public Health, Sacramento, CA
Government functions are the levers and windows of opportunity for inserting a health equity lens through a Health in All Policies approach. Functions of government at state, local and regional levels include: grant making, developing policy guidance, hiring and employment, developing and implementing regulations, and much more. Understanding these functions and the level at which action can be taken (state, regional, local), as well as the decision makers with influence on that action are key to implementing a Health in All Policies approach.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Name five government functions. Identify a decision-maker with authority over at least five policies relevant to a Health in All Policies approach.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have staffed California's Health in All Policies Task Force since November 2013 and in this role have contributed to the development of curriculum, training modules, and presentations on this topic as well as implementation activites for the California Task Force.
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.