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National Association of County and City Health Officials


National Association of County and City Health Officials
NACCHO’s vision is health, equity, and security for all people in their communities through public health policies and services. NACCHO’s mission is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments in order to ensure the conditions that promote health and equity, combat disease, and improve the quality and length of all lives.

Stories from the Field
This section provides case studies and stories from MAPP users that will help new users understand the benefits of using a MAPP process from a variety of perspectives. The Demonstration Site Case Studies provide a step-by-step look at how the demonstration sites implemented MAPP, and the vignettes are short stories from a variety of first-generation MAPP users in various phases of the process.

Health in All Policies
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.

Using Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change to Prevent Chronic Disease
This issue brief provides general information on PSE change within communities and specific examples of local health departments (LHD) initiatives promoting PSE change with support from NACCHO.


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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