Health in All Policies

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. 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.

A Guide for State and Local Governments
Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments was created by the American Public Health Association, Public Health Institute and the California Department of Public Health, in response to growing interest in using collaborative approaches to improve population health by embedding health considerations into decision-making processes across a broad array of sectors. The Guide draws heavily on the experiences of the California Health in All Policies Task Force and incorporates information from the published and gray literature and interviews with people across the country.

An introduction to Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments is available here

Health in All Policies: Tools for embedding health in government decision-making
At the APHA Annual Meeting in 2013, representatives from the Public Health Institute and California Department of Public health made various presentations on the topic of health in all policies. Slides from each presentation are available below: