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In November 2016, the NCCHPP conducted an interview with Carmel Williams, Manager of the Health Determinants and Policy team at the South Australia Department for Health and Ageing. Ms. Williams was in Québec to participate in the Journées annuelles de santé publique (JASP - Québec's Annual Public Health Days).
This interview is presented in two clips in which Ms. Williams presents the various dimensions of the Health in All Policies approach.
Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a strategy to address the underlying causes of health and well-being. It is principally about trying to influence the policy approaches and decisions of other government agencies that have the levers and controls to actually influence health and well-being at the population level.
Clip 2 - Health in All Policies: South Australia's Experience
In this second clip, Mrs Williams describes the Australian experience of implementing a Health in All Policies Approach.
Dr. Watson-Creed, Medical Officer of Health, Capital & District Health Authority (Halifax), discusses how Nova Scotia public health’s renewal process resulted in a system-wide focus on health equity. Three promising practices were used: purposeful reporting, community engagement and intersectoral action.Read More
Inuit health in Canada has its own unique challenges. This report synthesizes current knowledge to 2011 and identifies trends and gaps for the four northern Inuit regions (Inuvialuit, Nunavut, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut) and southern Canadian cities. The report draws attention to issues such as diabetes, sexually transmitted infection rates, youth suicide, climate change and data gaps, while noting that “no single public health issue facing Inuit can be addressed in isolation.” Report author Dr. Emilie Cameron calls for holistic, culturally-sensitive initiatives to address complex and inter-generational public health problems, including Inuit-specific health indicators and the need to address underlying social, cultural and economic factors affecting the health of Inuit peoples.Read More