Health in All Policies Resources

A health in all policies (HiAP) approach is an effective strategy for addressing complex factors that influence health and equity and is a collaborative approach to improving population health. HiAP helps to embed health considerations into the decision making process across a wide array of sectors.

Health in All Polices
This toolkit includes a comprehensive guide as well as a variety of HiAP focused presentations and examples of HiAP implementation at the state and local levels.

Health in All Policies

CDC’s Health in All Policies Resource Center
The Health In All Policies Resource Center supports a collaborative approach to health promotion that recognizes the importance of including health considerations when making decisions about things like transportation, education and other areas that impact our communities. The Resource Center was created to house practical and engaging HiAP tools and resources to achieve better health for individuals, families, and communities. The use of filters allows the user to build an individualized search based on a specific public health focus, geographic scope, and/or sector.

Health in All Policies Guide:
This toolkit was written by the public health facilitators of the California Health in All Policies Task Force and is geared toward state and local government leaders who want to use inter-sectoral collaboration to promote healthy environments. There are many different ways to support inter-sectoral collaboration for health, and the guide provides a broad range of perspectives and examples.

Health in All Policies Resources from NACCHO
Health in all Policies (HiAP) is a change in the systems that determine how decisions are made and implemented by local, state, and federal government to ensure that policy decisions have neutral or beneficial impacts on the determinants of health. HiAP emphasizes the need to collaborate across sectors to achieve common health goals, and is an innovative approach to the processes through which policies are created and implemented.

Implementing Health in All Policies at the Local Level
Many communities face a variety of complex issues that significantly impact health, which are often driven by multiple factors outside the public health or healthcare sectors. Health in All Policies (HiAP) offers an approach that seeks to address complex challenges and improve the health of all people by incorporating health considerations into decision-making processes and emphasizing the need to collaborate across sectors to achieve common goals and innovatively tackle problems.

The webinar showcased the implementation of HiAP in three U.S. cities – Houston, Baltimore City, and San Diego – and aimed to discuss:

  • How local health departments and their partners are implementing HiAP approaches in their communities
  • Successful strategies and tactics to implement HiAP
  • Lessons learned and pearls of wisdom from their experiences engaging in this work to improve the health of communities using a multiple determinants of health framework

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Health in All Policies: Demonstration Sites 2015
This webinar provides three great examples of how local health departments can implement Health in All Policies initiatives.

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Health in All Policies to Support Innovative Strategies
In support of the National Prevention Strategy, ASTHO produced this innovative resource to educate and empower public health leaders to promote a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach to policymaking and program development. Our hope is that you will utilize these tools to talk about HiAP in your state health agency, in your conversations with leaders in other sectors, and with the public. By championing this concept, you can ensure that state health agencies are key partners in the many decisions that impact the health and quality of life in our nation.

Health in All Policies Framework for Country Action
This document serves as a “starter’s kit” for applying Health in All Policies (HiAP) in decisionmaking and implementation at national and subnational levels. It can be easily adapted for use in different country contexts and at the regional and global levels.

National Healthy Housing Standard
In partnership with the American Public Health Association and with thoughtful input from two expert committees, NCHH developed the National Healthy Housing Standard to inform and deliver housing policy that reflects the latest understanding of the connections between housing conditions and health.