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Course Name: Health in All Policies (HiAP)
Course Code: EP0706WA23
Date of Most Recent Offering: February 24, 2023
Time: TBD am – TBD pm EST (Log-in time: TBD am EST)
Format: Live, instructor-led
Registration Fee: $TBD per person
Multi Person Discount Fee: $TBD per person (Save when you sign up with a colleague!)
Registration Closes: TBD
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Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a strategy that strengthens the link between health and other policies, creating a supportive environment that enables people to lead healthy lives. HiAP considers the intentional or unintentional impact of non-health policies in areas such as education, housing, transportation, economic development, and others on individual and/or population health. HiAP approaches are central to the concept of achieving a “culture of health” that leads to more healthy and equitable outcomes.
In this session, the Planning Healthy Communities Initiative (PHCI) will lead an introductory training on Health in All Policies, focusing on how to bring community health and equity into planning processes and decision-making, emerging tools to build capacity for health advancement in planning, and how to support health in all policies. In addition to presentations, participants will engage in group exercises, discuss opportunities and challenges to integrating health into planning and policy processes, and learn about new statewide collaborative initiatives.
- Define HiAP and recognize why and when to use the HiAP approach.
- Understand the broader context of health influences, social determinants of health, and health equity.
- Learn how to identify and use data to measure progress in health objectives.
- Understand how to effectively engage stakeholders in collaborative and inter-sectoral efforts to promote health.
- Explore opportunities to incorporate Health in All Policies into government decision-making processes.
- Gain familiarity with Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and other emerging tools that can provide evidence-based recommendations aimed at enhancing positive health impacts and minimizing negative ones.
- Review the resources available to local government decision-makers and citizens that wish to include health consideration in community planning.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone looking to learn new strategies for bringing community health and equity into planning processes and decision-making can benefit from attending this course, including:
- Community Health and Wellness Professionals
- Disease Prevention Directors
- Food Service Program Supervisors
- Health Officers
- Healthcare Professionals
- Housing / Zoning Professionals
- Municipal Finance Professionals
- Municipal Professional Engineers
- Professional Planners
- Public Health Investigators
- Senior Citizen Program Directors
- Veterans Affairs Directors
- WIC Coordinators
Meet Your Instructors
Karen Lowrie, Ph.D.
Dr. Karen Lowrie is an Associate Director for the Environmental Analysis and Communication Group at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, and a Facilitator of the Planning Healthy Communities Initiative. Karen conducts research, outreach, and education in the fields of urban land use, risk analysis and communication, and environmental health.
Leigh Ann Von Hagen, AICP/PP
A licensed professional planner, Leigh Ann Von Hagen is a Senior Research Specialist at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. A leader in bringing health considerations into non-health sector decisions, she was instrumental in launching several statewide health initiatives including Safe Routes to School, Sustainable Jersey, Mayors Wellness Campaign, and Shaping NJ.
“I learned how to use the DOH database to compare data across different cities and health risk factors.”
– Past Participant
Most useful aspect of the course: “The information on statistics and use of statistics is an area I will definitely use in the future, as well as more open collaboration across boundaries.”
– Past Participant
Most useful part of the course: “Gaining a better perspective on how we can work together to promote the importance of health initiatives and the inclusion on health issues/matters in our local policy discussions and decisions.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The most recent offering of Health in All Policies (HiAP) was approved for 0.5 Rutgers CEUs, as well as the following credits from professional organizations. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.
NJ Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists (HO/REHS): Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this course will be awarded 5.5 CEs.
NJ Professional Engineers: 5 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits
Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES): 5 credits
Course Requirements and Policies
This online course will be delivered via Rutgers Canvas learning management system and Zoom.
Equipment you will need to access this training:
- Laptop or desktop computers are required for this class.
- Speakers and microphone are not necessary as a call-in option is available.
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Photo ID Requirement
Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.
- You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
- The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
- After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $100 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
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