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Author Wizemann, Theresa M., rapporteur.

Title Applying a health lens to decision making in non-health sectors : workshop summary / Theresa Wizemann, rapporteur ; Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 79 pages :) illustrations
Series Online access: NCBI NCBI Bookshelf
Online access: National Academy of Sciences National Academies Press
Contents How Social Policies Shape Health -- Highlights from the Work of Federal Agencies -- Highlights from the Work of State and Local Governments -- Working Across Sectors to Improve Health -- Closing Remarks -- Appendix A: References -- Appendix B: Agenda -- Appendix C: Biosketches of Speakers and Planning Committee Members
Summary "Health is influenced by a wide range of factors, many of which fall outside of the health care delivery sector. These determinants of health include, for example, the characteristics of how people live, work, learn, and play. Decision and policy making in areas such as transportation, housing, and education at different levels of government, and in the private sector, can have far-reaching impacts on health. Throughout the United States there has been increasing dialogue on incorporating a health perspective into policies, programs, and projects outside the health field. Applying a Health Lens to Decision Making in Non-Health Sectors is the summary of a workshop convened in September 2013 by the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Population Health Improvement to foster cross-sectoral dialogue and consider the opportunities for and barriers to improving the conditions for health in the course of achieving other societal objectives (e.g., economic development, efficient public transit). The roundtable engaged members, outside experts, and stakeholders on three core issues: supporting fruitful interaction between primary care and public health; strengthening governmental public health; and exploring community action in transforming the conditions that influence the public's health. This report is a discussion of health in all policies approaches to promote consideration for potential health effects in policy making in many relevant domains, such as education, transportation, and housing."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 59-61)
Subject Health Care Sector -- organization & administration.
Health Policy.
Public-Private Sector Partnerships.
Social Conditions.
Medical policy -- United States.
Primary health care -- Administration -- Planning
Public health -- United States -- organization development -- Congresses
Social status -- United States -- Congresses
Medical policy
Social status
United States.
United States
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, issuing body.
Applying a Health Lens to Decision Making in Non-Health Sectors (Workshop) (2013 : Washington, D.C.)
ISBN 9780309299763