Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Talking about Health in All Policies

Increasingly, communities throughout the United States are adopting a Health in All Policies framework as they pursue inter-sectoral, collaborative approaches to improving health by incorporating health considerations into decision-making across all policy areas. This work requires frequent communication with health and on-health partners, funders, and political leaders, many of whom are new to this approach.
Today, the Public Health Institute announces a comprehensive new tool to help all sectors strengthen their capacity to address health and equity: Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments. The Guide 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 published and gray literature and interviews with people across the country.

In this Web Forum, Berkeley Media Studies Group will talk about how organizations can develop and refine their messages to support Health in All Policies and make the case for why Health in All Policies is essential to help protect physical and fiscal health, advance community engagement, and build relationships across government sectors.

Berkeley Media Studies Group has expertise in working with community groups, journalists and public health professionals to use the power of the media to advance healthy public policy.

On this Web Forum, the Berkeley Media Studies Group will discuss how to:

  • Identify the key components of developing an effective message;
  • Shift your communications lens from individuals to the social determinants of health; and
  • Develop answers to difficult questions about Health in All Policies. 
    Web Forum

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Pacific

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