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Discussion Paper Intersectoral Action on Health: A Path for Policy-Makers to Implement Effective and


The "Discussion Paper on Intersectoral Action on Health: A Pathway for Policy-Makers to Implement Effective and Sustainable Intersectoral Action on Health" was developed by the World Health Organization.

It provides a brief primer on intersectoral action for improving health and then provides an overview of 10 steps necessary to implement intersectoral action. It closes with a few case examples from around the globe.

This discussion paper is especially useful for local jurisdictions looking for a brief, concise description of one approach toward advancing health in all policies in a community.

Primary Toolkit:

Environmental Health in All Policies (HiAP)

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Evaluation, Health Policy, Planning, Policies, Workforce Competency


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