ASTHO defines Health in All Policies (HiAP) as “a collaborative approach that integrates and articulates health considerations into policymaking across sectors, and at all levels, to improve the health outcomes of all communities and people.” In this training, participants will receive a basic framework for Health in All Policies, including the seven key questions for implementing HiAP. Participants will explore how partners in various sectors can collaborate to create policy or systems change and will examine their role to help make change happen at the local level. Through a case study, participants will be provided guidance on how to frame local policies issues for public support.
Audience: Coalition leaders, individuals, and partners who want to work effectively and collaboratively towards community health goals through policy change.
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. Describe a Health in All Policies (HiAP)approach including key elements.
2. Explain the roles of non-health sectors in the development of HiAP
3. Frame a complex health issue using a HiAP framework
Trainers: Kathleen McCabe (HRiA), Barry Keppard (Metropolitan Area Planning Council), and Ben Wood (DPH)
MA DPH Coalition Criteria Addressed:
• Participation from key stakeholders (individuals and organizations that have a vested stake or interest in a program or policy initiative, e.g. it will impact them directly)
• Consistency with MA DPH’s goals and priorities
• Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity
**All CHTI Trainings are Free and Open to Everyone!