Health in All Policies
Health in all Policies (HiAP) is a change in the systems that determine how policy 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.
In the Spotlight
The District of Columbia's Mayor Gray announced on November 6th, 2013 the execution of a new Sustainable DC Transformation Order that establishes a HiAP Task force as part of his Administration's efforts to further the Sustainable DC Plan and improve the health of DC Residents. The HiAP Task Force will be responsible, over the course of the next year, to develop recommendations on how a HiAP program can be implemented in the District of Columbia, with the aim of ensuring sustained and continuous pursuit of health equity and strengthening the livability of all DC communities. More »
Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments
Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments was created by the Public Health Institute, the California Department of Public Health, and the American Public Health Association 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. More »
Plan for Healthy Los Angeles
The Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles is a new health and wellness chapter that will be added to the city's General Plan, which is the city's blueprint for growth and development. The Plan elevates health as a priority in the city's future growth and development, establishing a policy framework to make Los Angeles a healthier place to live, work, and play. As part of this effort, the Health Atlas for the city was recently created to provide detailed data analysis of health outcomes throughout Los Angeles. It highlights the geographic concentration of issues such as obesity, pollution, asthma, underscoring the impact of neighborhoods on community health.
Environmental Health in All Policies Meeting-in-A-Box
NACCHO's Environmental Health in All Policies Meeting-in-A-Box presentation can be used to educate leadership, community members, or local health department (LHD) staff on Health in All Policies. The presentation is broad so it can be adapted for a wide audience. Although it is meant to serve as a guide, it should be tailored to reflect the local context and what is feasible, given the community's needs.
HiAP Frequently Asked Questions
NACCHO's FAQs on HiAP answers the most common questions regarding Health in All Policies and its implementation. There are also links to useful examples at different levels of government: federal, state, and local.
City of Richmond's HiAP Toolkit
This toolkit serves as an introduction to the work the City of Richmond in California has been doing to implement Health in All Policies. This toolkit is a resource for people interested in learning more about the development of HiAP within the City, and outlines Richmond's most salient processes, and provide links to resources for those interested in gaining a better understanding of Richmond's unique story.