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.
Senior Health Care Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Pat Quinn
Executive Director, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
Executive Director, Institute on Social Exclusion, Adler School of Professional Psychology
Executive Director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Executive Director, Kane County Health Department
Director, Department of Development and Community Services, Kane County
The Health in All Policies Symposium received funding from the County Health Rankings project at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
Definition of Health in All Policies Framework
General Interest Article on Health in All Policies
Illinois State Health Improvement Plan
Illinois 2011 County Health Rankings
The Role of Policy, Systems and Environmental Change in Childhood Obesity Prevention
Adam B. Becker, PhD, MPH
Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
Health Impact Assessment: A Practice for Supporting “Health in All Policies”
Lynn C. Todman, Ph.D.
Institute on Social Exclusion
Bring Healthy Living to Your Community
Paul Kuehnert, MS, RN
Mark D. VanKerkhoff, AIA