Health in all policies

Health in All Policies (HiAP) is an approach to policymaking that systematically considers the health implications of decisions across sectors, seeking synergies and avoiding harmful health effects of policies outside the health sector in order to improve both population health and health equity. In line with the principles of Alma Ata, the Ottawa Charter, the Final Report of the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health, and the Rio Political Declaration on the Social Determinants of Health, Health in All Policies is a collaborative approach that aims to improve health by incorporating a health lens into decision-making across sectors and policy areas. It also builds the capacity of health policy professionals to recognize and support the development goals of other sectors, recognizing the interdependent nature of social, economic and environmental development.