Health in All Policies
“Health in All Policies” is a concept that aims to strengthen the link between health and policies from other sectors such as housing, transportation, education, labor, and land use to create an environment that enables people to lead healthy lives. Health in All Policies is an approach to health problems from a systematic level, identifying and exploring policy solutions for factors and systems that interact to facilitate or impede individual and community health. Health Impact Assessments (HIA) are one of the tools utilized for our Health in All Policies approach. The GHPC facilitates HIA training sessions, coordinates HIA’s for communities, makes recommendations based on findings, and provides technical assistance.
SOPHIA (Society of Practitioners of HIA): www.hiasociety.org