Health in All Policies: Seizing opportunities, implementing policies
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland, May 2013
Edited by Kimmo Leppo, Eeva Ollila, Sebastián Peña, Matthias Wismar, Sarah Cook
“…..Incorporating health into policies across sectors is often challenging and even when decisions are made, implementation may only be partial or unsustainable.
‘Health in All Policies (HiAP): Seizing opportunities, implementing policies’, published by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland, identifies practical opportunities and challenges for raising health on political agendas. It stresses the importance of seizing opportunities for negotiating and implementing feasible policy solutions. The publication is a Finnish contribution to the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion.
The publication draws on case studies from all continents to demonstrate how Health in All Policies works in different contexts. The examples cover eight policy areas including early childhood development, work and health, agriculture and tobacco.
‘HiAP: Seizing opportunities, implementing policies’ provides valuable insights for policy-makers, including politicians, researchers and civil society advocates. It brings a global perspective on improving health and health equity through decision-making and implementation.
The volume is published in collaboration with the National Institute for Health and Welfare of Finland (THL), the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and the UN Research Institute for Social Development.
1 Introduction to Health in All Policies and the analytical framework of the book
2 History of Health in All Policies HiAP
3 Health and development: challenges and pathways to HiAP in low-income countries
4 Prioritizing health equity
5 Globalization and national policy space for health and a HiAP approach
6 Promoting equity from the start through early child development and Health in All Policies (ECD-HiAP)
7 Work, health and employment
8 Promoting mental health: a crucial component of all public policy
9 Agriculture, food and nutrition
10 Tobacco or health
12 Lessons from environment and health for HiAP
13 Making development assistance for health more effective through HiAP
14 The health sector’s role in HiAP
15 Lessons for policy-makers