Applying a Health Lens to Decision Making in Non-Health Sectors: A Workshop
The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held a public workshop on considering health impacts in policy making on September 19, 2013.
As previous IOM reports have noted, some of the main contributors to poor health in communities reside outside the health care delivery sector. For example, characteristics of the places we live, work, learn, and play influence our health. Therefore, decision-making in such areas as transportation, housing, and agriculture at different levels of government, and in the private sector, warrants examination, research, dialogue, and action. Around the country, dialogue and action have involved, and in some cases have been initiated by professionals and officials outside the health field. The roundtable workshop focuses on the cross-sectoral dialogue and action needed to support and inform thoughtful, evidence-based decisions that benefit health while achieving other important objectives (economic development, efficient public transit, etc).
Upcoming Meetings for this Activity
December 7, 2017 (8:30 AM Pacific)