Health in All Policies Symposium – archived project

On June 28, the Health in All Policies Symposium brought together Illinois leaders from multiple sectors for a robust discussion about how to ensure that all of our policies reflect a commitment to good health.

Good health is about much more than health care. We know that factors like education, income, where we live, access to healthy foods, and how often we exercise play a vital role in how healthy we are. However, these “social determinants” are often left out of the conversation when it comes to designing policies and programs that aim to improve health.

Thanks to all who attended the Health In All Policies Symposium. The Symposium was an important first step in an ongoing effort to ensure that all of our policies reflect a commitment to good health.

 

Speakers

Michael Gelder
Senior Health Care Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Pat Quinn

Adam Becker
Executive Director, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children

Lynn Todman
Executive Director, Institute on Social Exclusion, Adler School of Professional Psychology

Randy Blankenhorn

Executive Director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Paul Kuehnert
Executive Director, Kane County Health Department

Mark VanKerkhoff
Director, Department of Development and Community Services, Kane County

 

Sponsoring Organizations 

IPHI                       IDPH color logo           NIPHC           

 

The Health in All Policies Symposium received funding from the County Health Rankings project at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

 

Background Readings

 

Presentations

The Role of Policy, Systems and Environmental Change in Childhood Obesity Prevention
Adam B. Becker, PhD, MPH
Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
Executive Director

Health Impact Assessment: A Practice for Supporting “Health in All Policies”
Lynn C. Todman, Ph.D.
Institute on Social Exclusion
Executive Director

Bring Healthy Living to Your Community
Paul Kuehnert, MS, RN
Mark D. VanKerkhoff, AIA