Working Together: Building Health in All Policies Partnerships
The Public Health Institute’s State of Equity (formerly known as Health in All Policies) team has been a national and international leader in building the Health in All Policies movement. Health in All Policies is an innovative approach to addressing the social determinants of health, such as transportation, housing, and economic policy, which are key drivers of health outcomes and health inequities. It is founded in the recognition that public health practitioners must collaborate with partners outside of public health to address the root causes of poor health and inequities.
While Health in All Policies initiatives vary in structure and scope, all require building trusting relationships between partners. These tips can help you establish, maintain, and deepen partnerships over time, including through potentially difficult processes.
These tips were drawn from Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments, which was developed through a partnership between the Public Health Institute and the American Public Health Association. The Guide is a comprehensive overview to starting a State of Equity initiative.