moving towards a shared governance for health and well-being
Taking account of health means more effective government
More effective government means improved health
Rüdiger Krech, Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights, WHO
Kevin Buckett, Government of South Australia, Australia
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“…..The Adelaide Statement on Health in All Policies (HiAP) introduces a strategic approach for governments to take when setting policies – an approach that emphasizes team work across governments, so that all sectors can reap the benefits of a healthy and equitable society.
It affirms that it is the responsibility of the whole of government to create the environments where health and well-being can flourish benefiting all societal groups, especially those marginalized and without political voice. HiAP reaffirms the idea that health sector can be an advocate for the achievement in broader societal goals.
The Adelaide Statement outlines some of the tools and instruments that have been shown to be useful at different stages of the policy cycle. It recognizes that the key drivers of change are context–specific and encourages decision-makers to look for windows of opportunities for novel and integrated approaches to policy–making.
For WHO, the Adelaide Statement is an important milestone towards developing consensus on our understanding of Health in All Policies and practice models of how to operationalize intersectoral action in different jurisdictions and development contexts in order to advance health equity.
The Adelaide Statement was developed by the participants of the Health in All Policies International Meeting,
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