National Academy of Medicine

Health in All Policies: Improving Health Through Intersectoral Collaboration

By Linda Rudolph, Julia Caplan, Connie Mitchell, Karen Ben-Moshe, Lianne Dillon
September 18, 2013 | Discussion Paper
In their discussion paper, Linda Rudolph and colleagues define the health in all policies concept, explain the need for health in all policies approaches to confront complex and current health challenges in the population, and provide an overview of California’s pioneering experience with cross-sector collaboration to address the social determinants of health. The paper includes an analysis of key challenges and opportunities likely to arise when communities undertake health in all policies efforts.This paper has been developed in part to inform participants at the September 19, 2013, workshop of the IOM Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, Applying a Health Lens to Decision Making in Non-Health Sectors.


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Rudolph, L., J. Caplan, C. Mitchell, K. Ben-Moshe, and L. Dillon. 2013. Health in All Policies: Improving Health Through Intersectoral Collaboration. NAM Perspectives. Discussion Paper, National Academy of Medicine, Washington, DC. doi:

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