Health and Equity in All Policies

Health and Equity in All Policies (HEiAP) is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by incorporating health considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas by breaking down the silos that historically separate government agencies. Determinants of Health, outside of health care and health behaviors, including access to transportation, education attainment, access to healthy food, economic opportunities, safe environments, and affordable housing, have a major impact on the health of a population.

The goal of a Health and Equity in All Policies approach is to view proposed legislation and policies through a public health lens, evaluating the potential health impacts, and allowing legislators and officials to make informed decisions about the health, equity, and sustainability consequences of various policy options.

 

HEiAP News
SB302 Tavares Committee Testimony
SB302 LSC Analysis
Senator Tavares Introduces HEiAP Bill to Improve Health of Ohioans
HEiAP Stakeholder Support Request Letter
HEiAP Letter of Support Template
HEiAP Policy Review Press Release 

HEiAP Resources
Enacting HEiAP: Literature Review and Case Studies – May 2018
Health in All Policies-A Guide for State and Local Governments (4 Page Summary)
Health in All Policies-A Guide for State and Local Governments (Full Version)
California Health in All Policies Task Force
Kent County, Michigan Health In All Policies Toolkit