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CA HiAP Task Force Identified as “Key Enablers of Successful Cross-Sector Collaboration to Improve Population Health”

June 08, 2018

Over 100,000 inmates in California now have lower-sodium foods due to new nutritional criteria that have been applied to 45 state food purchasing contracts. That's one of the impacts from California's Health in All Policies Task Force, a collaborative project between the Public Health Institute, the California Department of Public Health, and the California Strategic Growth Council.


Health in All Policies (HiAP) is an innovative response to increasingly siloed government structures, rising healthcare costs, growing inequities, and growing awareness of the impact of the social determinants of health—instead offering a collaborative approach to improving population health by incorporating health considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas. 


California's Health in All Policies Task Force is the focus of a new case study from the Center for Health Care Strategies with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The new national analysis uncovers opportunities to facilitate state-level, cross-sector strategies that promote health beyond the traditional health care levers.


Read the case study: Incorporating Health into Policymaking across Sectors: The California Health in All Policies Initiative


Related resources

  • Get started with our Health in All Policies guide, used as a primer by local, state, federal and international organizations seeking to institute a HiAP approach where they live.  
  • Browse our other free HiAP tools and resources.
  • PHI's HiAP team has been a leader in implementation of a health in all policies approach, providing technical support for initiatives in local governments and municipalities, at the state level, and in countries outside the U.S. Learn more about collaborating with us on your next HiAP project.