Book Webinar: Health in All Policies
A book seminar to present the book “Health in All Policies (HiAP): Seizing opportunities, implementing policies” will be held on June 9 2013, at 15.00-18.00 (EEST) in the Finlandia Hall, Helsinki.
The book has been prepared by the host country as an unofficial contribution to the 8th WHO Global Conference on Health Promotion. We hope that the book will be inspirational and useful for policy makers across continents in their efforts to improve health and health equity.
The seminar will be organized around three themes:
Theme 1: The challenge of Social Determinants of Health –HiAP as a solution?
The first theme will bring Fran Baum (Flinders University, Australia) and Raúl Mercer (Flacso, Argentina) around an exciting discussion on how HiAP can contribute to strengthen the implementation of the SDH agenda since the final report of CSDH and the World Congress on Social Determinants of Health in Rio de Janeiro 2011.
Theme 2: Health in All Policies in Low-Income Settings
It has been claimed that HiAP is “difficult” as it would require high levels of capacity, resources and skills from the health sector. Can HiAP work in low-income settings? The second theme will bring Shufang Zhang (UNRISD), Ravi Ram (AMREF, Kenya) and Kimmo Leppo (Editor-in-Chief, Finland) in a crucial discussion for low and middle-income countries.
Theme 3: Health in All Policies in a globalized world
The third theme will discuss the impact on globalization on Health in All Policies. Does globalization narrow the scope of national policy-makers to improve the health of their population? Can it be a health-enhancing opportunity? Ronald Labonté (University of Ottawa, Canada) and Vera da Costa e Silva (FIOCRUZ, Brazil) will explore these issues from the perspectives of national policy space for health and tobacco policies.
The event will be streamed online through the link http://www.videonet.fi/who/20130609/ The online audience will get the chance to participate and ask questions using the hashtag #hiap