Applying a Health Lens to Decision Making in Non-Health Sectors: A Workshop

When: September 19, 2013 (8:00 AM Eastern)

Topics Children and Families, Education, Public Health
Activity: Roundtable on Population Health Improvement
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

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).


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