Developing a Canadian Network for Health in All Policies: Consultations with Actors from Canada and Abroad
18 July 2023
Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a global initiative rooted in the principles of health promotion and intersectoral actions first introduced by Finland’s European Union presidency in 2006 (Ståhl, 2018). More specifically, it refers to “an approach to public policies across sectors that systematically takes into account the health implications of decisions, seeks synergies, and avoids harmful health impacts in order to improve population health and health equity” (World Health Organization, 2014, p. i17). As such, it could have great potential for guiding the post-coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic recovery efforts of various actors to promote the health and wellbeing of Canadians while also striving to reduce health inequalities. This report presents the findings of a consultation conducted to inform the project of creating a Canadian Network for Health in All Policies (CNHiAP).