A key element of a population health approach is the recognition that improving health outcomes is a shared responsibility within and across different sectors (e.g., government, education, business, social services, economic development, and health). Health in All Policies is a recommended strategy for coordinating collaborative efforts to create healthy communities to meet the social, physical, economic and spiritual needs of the population.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide a historical, conceptual and operational overview of Health in All Policies. Guest presenter, Karen Loney, Health Educator with the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit and Coordinator of the Chatham-Kent Community Leaders’ Cabinet will share how one municipality is working to operationalize a Health in All Policies approach.
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
• Define Health in All Policies and understand how this approach can be applied
• Become aware of current resources to help operationalize this approach
• Reflect on how the information provided can be applied to their own area of work
Kim Bergeron is a health promotion consultant focusing on healthy public policy and by-law development with the Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention department at Public Health Ontario. She has over twenty years of experience working within and alongside the Ontario public health system to facilitate multidisciplinary partnerships to create healthy, sustainable communities. She has provided consulting services to a number of provincial government programs working towards policy change, program development, and improving standards of practice. Kim holds a doctorate in kinesiology and health studies with a focus on health and the built environment from Queen’s University and a master of health studies from Athabasca University.
Karen Loney is a health educator at the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit. Karen works in the area of Healthy Communities and is the Coordinator of the Chatham-Kent Community Leaders’ Cabinet. To help integrate health in the community and within the Corporation of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent she works out of the Mayor and Chief Administrative office. Karen’s passion is to help create a community where health is the easy choice and work from a tri-sector integration approach. She holds a Master of Leaders in Business and Non-profit and enjoys connecting people together to mobilize change.
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