Health in all Policies
Monday, November 2, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Health in all policies (HiAP) approach is a timely strategy for addressing the web of social determinants that impact health and equity globally. An ecological approach provides the framework for dealing with these complex, interwoven social determinants to promote and maintain the health of populations. This panel provides an amalgam of topics and presentations that come together to highlight the HiAP approach to promote women’s health, child health, environmental sustainability, and how best to integrate this approach at programmatic level. The first presentation focuses on the need for HiAP in women’s health and how this serves as a catalyst to achieve societal goals. The second presentation addresses the complex and urgent need to promote environmental sustainability to promote long term goals for nations and health equity for all. The third presentation captures the necessity for HiAP approach in enhancing child health and the unequivocal gains achieved through this strategy. The final presentation highlights how the HiAP approach is actually implemented at programmatic level. The Tanzania case study offers lessons from the ACT (Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment) initiative that harnesses the resources of multiple sectors to achieve program goals. A common thread through all four presentations is the centrality of health as a human right. A discussion following the presentations is expected to generate additional best practices as well as pitfalls to avoid while framing and implementing intersectoral action to promote health and equity.
Session Objectives: Discuss the importance and utility of including health in all policies to promote women’s health, child health, and environmental sustainability globally.
Identify a minimum of two strategies each to enable inclusion of health in all policies to promote women’s health, children’s health, and environmental sustainability.
Specify a minimum of two “lessons learned” as to how the intersectoral approach enhances treatment rate among persons living with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania.
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Organized by: International Health
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)