Health in All Policies
Health in All Policies (HiAP) is an innovative, systems change approach to the processes through which policies are created and implemented.
The NACCHO Environmental Public Health HiAP Project will identify, recruit, and educate decision-makers across the nation to increase awareness among decision makers about the health implications, especially the environmental public health implications, of policy—not just those explicitly related to health. These decision makers will learn how HiAP principles can contribute to the policy making process at all levels of government (or in organizations) and have a beneficial impact on the determinants of health even while fulfilling the original (non-health) objectives of the policy.
In the Spotlight
Webinar: Implementing Equity in Health in All Policies & Health Impact Assessments: From Concept to Action
PolicyLink and NACCHO are proud to present a webinar on "Implementing Equity in Health in All Policies & Health Impact Assessments: From Concept to Action" on June 19 from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT. This webinar will focus specifically on why equity is critical to Health in All Policies (HiAP) and Health Impact Assessments (HIAs), and specific strategies to implement and ensure equity. The speakers will discuss principles and frameworks for the inclusion of equity, as well as present examples of the principles in practice. There will be opportunity for audience Q & A, as well as discussion. In addition to those working currently working with HIA and HiAP, the webinar is recommended to public health and environmental health practitioners, urban planners and community groups. More »
NACCHO’s Environmental Health in All Policies (HiAP) Toolkit
NACCHO is pleased to announce the launch of its Environmental HiAP Toolkit. This toolkit includes tools and resources that have been developed and used to help local decision makers educate and raise awareness about HiAP and environmental health policy. Click here to access the toolkit. NACCHO has also developed a YouTube video, which gives a brief overview of HiAP and provides an introduction on how to use the toolkit.
NACCHO HiAP Activities and FAQs
Archived NACCHO Webinars
NACCHO is proud to present a two-part series webinar, "Implementing the National Prevention Strategy at the Local Level". The first part of the series, "Working with Non-Traditional Partners to Improve Community Health," focused on helping local public health officials and staff members implement the National Prevention Strategy by working with non-traditional partners at the local level using a health in all policies approach. The second part of the series included local health department success stories on using a multi-sector approach to building healthier communities and combating tobacco, obesity, and chronic disease. To view an archive of the the second webinar, click on more. More »