Seeking Best Practices in Health in All Policies (HiAP)

5 January, 2019

The InterAcademy Partnership [] and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and have jointly initiated a project to identify effective and replicable experiences of ‘Health in All Policies’ (HiAP).

The 8th WHO Global Conference on Health Promotion in June 2013 published ‘The Helsinki Statement on Health in All Policies’, where HiAP has been defined as "an approach to public policies across sectors that systematically takes into account the health and health systems implications of decisions, seeks synergies, and avoids harmful health impacts, in order to improve population health and health equity". HiAP has become an important approach towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and many countries have good practices of implementing HiAP.

The CAE-IAP project ‘Strategy for Implementation HiAP - Based on Global Best Practices’, developed as a response to the 'Helsinki Statement on Heath in All Policies', seeks to:

- Collect and publish best practices of HiAP from around the globe.

- Recommend policy actions based on the collated best practices. These policy recommendations are expected to facilitate the implementation of the SDGs.

As a first step, CAE and IAP are calling for submissions of 500-word abstracts of best practices. Such case studies may come from developed and developing countries, involve diverse areas and factors that affect people’s health, and may be national, regional or even city-wide.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is: Extended to 31 January 2018

More information and links to online abstract form.

Grateful if you could share the opportunity through your networks.



Carol Priestley Network for Information and Digital Access (NIDA)

HIFA profile: Carol Priestley is Director of Network for Information and Digital Access (NIDA). She was formerly the founding director of the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP). She has an interest and commitment to access to relevant and timely health information for all. carol.priestley AT