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NACCHO Resources

NACCHO Exchange, Spring 2014 issue

The Spring 2014 issue of NACCHO Exchange, NACCHO's quarterly magazine, highlights Health in All Policies. This issue contains the following feature stories: 

  • How Community Health Improvement Process Helped to Build Momentum for HiAP Approaches in New Orleans
  • Greening Mid-Michigan: A Health in All Policies Approach for Mid-Size Local Governments
  • King County: Building Health, Equity, Fairness, and Opportunity with a Health in All Policies Approach
  • Integrating Health in All Policies: Two Case Studies from San Francisco
  • Health Policy beyond the Health Department

Environmental Health in All Policies 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. From the drop down menu, select Environmental Health in All Policies 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 developed a one-pager on their project to advance Environmental Health in All Policies. With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in collaboration with other national partners, NACCHO is implementing a five-year initiative to educate decision-makers and to promote environmental public health policy using a HiAP approach.


NACCHO's FAQs on HiAP answers the most common questions regarding Health in All Policies and its implementation. There are also links to useful examples at different levels of government: federal, state, and local.

HiAP Articles and Publications

P.A. Braveman, S.A. Egerter and R.E. Mockenhaupt. (2011). Broadening the focus: the need to address the social determinants of health. Am J Prev Med. 40(1S1):S4-S18.

J. Collins and J.P. Koplan. (2009). "Health Impact Assessment: A Step Toward Health in All Policies." JAMA. 302(3): 315-317.

L.N. Gase, R. Pennotti, K.D. Smith. 2013. "Health in All Policies": Taking Stock of Emerging Practices to Incorporate Health in Decision Making in the United States. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 19(6):529-540.

L.M. Gottlieb, J.E. Fielding and P.A. Braveman. (2012). "Health Impact Assessment: Necessary but Not Sufficient for Healthy Public Policy." Public Health Reports. 127 (March - April 2012): 156-162.

National Research Council. (2014). Applying a Health Lens to Decision Making in Non-Health Sectors: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

L. Rudolph, J. Caplan, C. Mitchell, K. Ben-Moshe, and L. Dillon. (2013). Health in All Policies: Improving Health Through Intersectoral Collaboration. Institutes of Medicine Roundtable on Population Health Improvement. Discussion Paper.

L. Rudolph, J. Caplan, K. Ben-Moshe, & L. Dillon. (2013). Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments. Washington, DC and Oakland, CA: American Public Health Association and Public Health Institute.


Implementing Health in All Policies at the Local Level: Experiences from Local Health Departments

Many communities face a variety of complex issues that significantly impact health, which are often driven by multiple factors outside the public health or healthcare sectors. Health in All Policies (HiAP) offers an approach that seeks to address complex challenges and improve the health of all people by incorporating health considerations into decision-making processes and emphasizing the need to collaborate across sectors to achieve common goals and innovatively tackle problems. The webinar showcased the implementation of HiAP in three U.S. cities – Houston, Baltimore City, and San Diego - and aimed to discuss:   

  • How local health departments and their partners are implementing HiAP approaches in their communities   
  • Successful strategies and tactics to implement HiAP   
  • Lessons learned and pearls of wisdom from their experiences engaging in this work to improve the health of communities using a multiple determinants of health framework

Implementing the National Prevention Strategy at the Local Level Part I

The first webinar, "Working with Non-Traditional Partners to Improve Community Health," in a two-part series called, "Implementing the National Prevention Strategy at the Local Level," focuses on helping local public health officials and staff members to implement the National Prevention Strategy by working with non-traditional partners at the local level using a Health in All Policies approach.

Implementing the National Prevention Strategy at the Local Level Part II

The second part of the series, "Implementing the National Prevention Strategy at the Local Level," included local health department success stories on using a multi-sectoral approach to building healthier communities and combating tobacco, obesity, and chronic disease.

Implementing Equity in Health in All Policies & Health Impact Assessments: From Concept to Action
PolicyLink and NACCHO presented a webinar on "Implementing Equity in Health in All Policies & Health Impact Assessments: From Concept to Action". This webinar focuses 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 discuss principles and frameworks for the inclusion of equity, as well as present examples of the principles in practice.