Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a concept that explores the health impacts of all policies, especially policies that address the environment. HiAP looks beyond health policies into measures that indirectly affect the public’s health. Issues such as transportation infrastructure, community design, food and farm policy, and chemical control all contribute to this nation’s health. HiAP recognizes these contributions and identifies approaches to leverage these efforts to improve the nation’s health.
You can find more information about HiAP in the resources below:
Reports and Meetings
- State Biomonitoring Programs Postcard - June 2015
- Biomonitoring: A Best Practices Report for State Legislators - May 2010
- Environmental Health Preconference: 2015 Legislative Summit - The Environmental Health Preconference was held during NCSL's 2015 Legislative Summit in Seattle. It addressed a wide range of environmental health issues: from food safety, healthy homes and chemical policy, to air quality and federal health requirements. State legislators and legislative staff heard from a variety of experts and discussed pressing problems in their states and communities.
- State Actions to Promote Healthy Communities and Prevent Childhood Obesity - Through enactment of legislation during the 2007-2010 sessions, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) saw increasing and sustained interest among state legislatures in policies designed to promote healthy communities and reduce or prevent childhood obesity. These trends were described in three earlier NCSL reports: Promoting Healthy Communities and Reducing Childhood Obesity: Legislative Options; Promoting Healthy Communities and Preventing Childhood Obesity: Trends in Recent Legislation; and Reversing the Trend in Childhood Obesity: Policies to Promote Healthy Kids and Communities. This report continues the policy tracking evidenced in the previous reports by summarizing and analyzing trends in state legislation enacted during the 2011 sessions.
- Health in All Polices: Environmental Health Preconference Presentations - NCSL held a preconference to its 2011 Fall Forum entitled 'Health in All Polices,' a forum to learn how states are addressing important environmental health topics, to discuss pressing problems in communities, and to brainstorm effective legislative responses.
LegisBriefs and Articles
- Assessing Health Impacts Across Sectors, LegisBrief by Kate Blackman and Doug Shinkle. November 2016
- State Legislative Trends in Local Foods 2012-2014, December 2015
- Bringing Farmer's Markets to Underserved Communities, LegisBrief by Douglas Shinkle. November 2011
- National Prevention Strategy to Promote Environmental Health, LegisBrief by Doug Farquhar. June 2013
- “A Sprouting Business,” by Douglas Shinkle. State Legislatures Magazine, June 2013
- Keeping Bicyclists and Pedestrians Safe, LegisBrief by Douglas Shinkle. February 2013
- Healthy Housing, LegisBrief by Doug Farquhar. November 2012
- Dealing with Chemicals of Concern and the New Green Chemistry, LegisBrief by Doug Farquhar. October 2012
- Transit-Oriented Development, LegisBrief by Douglas Shinkle. July 2012
- “A Taste of Home,” by Doug Farquhar. State Legislatures Magazine, April 2012
- Tracking Networks: Linking Health and the Environment, LegisBrief by Doug Farquhar. January 2012
- Health Impact Assessments Grow in Use, LegisBrief by Doug Farquhar. November 2011