Webinar: Health-in-all policies as a health promotion strategy
This webinar took place in English.
The NCCDH and Health Promotion Canada (HPC) collaborated on a series of webinars to highlight several chapters of the book Health Promotion in Canada 4th edition: New Perspectives on Theory, Practice, Policy, and Research (2018). The goal was to explore how various themes in this book apply to public health action on health equity by pairing the authors’ content with practitioner perspective on application to public health practice.
The concept of health-in-all policies, or HiAP, is a relatively recent notion that builds on the concepts of multisectoral action, whole of government and healthy public policy. Increasingly becoming a health equity strategy for public health organizations and practitioners, HiAP recognizes the roots of health in economic and political policies, as well as acknowledging the multiple levels of government involved in decisions that have an impact on population health. With a focus on policy-making and implementation, HiAP incorporates health impact assessment as a tool to identify the influence of non-health sector actions on health outcomes, and identifies health as being influenced by individual, ecological and systemic factors.
This webinar explores the concept of HiAP and how it has come to be a health promotion strategy for public health action on health equity. We discuss opportunities and challenges for implementing HiAP, as well as the importance of evaluating impact on the social determinants of health. We also include practice examples relating to the implementation of HiAP, identifying the role for public health to advocate for this approach and participate in it actively.
Listeners will learn about
- HiAP as an intersectoral strategy for action on health equity;
- steps involved in the implementation of HiAP at various jurisdictional levels;
- agenda-setting and capacity-building as challenges for HiAP; and
- examples of HiAP implementation as a health promotion strategy for action on health equity.
Knowledge Translation Specialist,
Chair, Department of Health Sciences,
Wilfrid Laurier University
BC Healthy Communities
- Policy avenues: Interventions to reduce social inequalities in health (2014)
- Policy approaches to reducing health inequalities (2018)
- Health Promotion in Canada: New perspectives on theory, practice, policy, and research. 4th edition (2018)
Other related webinars in this series include:
- Contrasting entry points for intervention in health promotion practice (Chapter 6) (English and French)
- Promising practices in Indigenous community health promotion (Chapter 10) (English)
- Participatory practice and health promotion in Canada (Chapter 21) (English)
, M.Sc., B.Sc.
Spécialiste du transfert des connaissances
Dianne est diététiste et fait partie de l’équipe du CCNDS depuis 2014. Elle avait auparavant travaillé sur le terrain pendant 16 années, principalement en santé génésique et infantile auprès d’une clientèle diversifiée en milieu rural. Femme blanche cisgenre issue du peuple colonisateur, Dianne prône l’engagement indispensable des personnes vivant des iniquités au processus d’établissement des priorités de santé publique. Au CCNDS, ses fonctions concernent l’engagement communautaire, la promotion de la santé mentale, les pratiques intersectorielles, l’équité en santé publique environnementale, la création de mouvances et l’équité numérique. Dianne détient un baccalauréat ès sciences de l’Université St Francis Xavier et une maîtrise ès sciences de l’Université de la Saskatchewan.[email protected]