Friday, July 8, 2011

[EQ] Health in All Policies Summer School

Health in All Policies Summer School

Adelaide, South Australia

28 November – 2 December 2011


Applications will be open until 31 July 2011

 “……… There is increasing recognition that the implementation of a ‘Health in All Policies’ (HiAP) approach requires new skills and competencies, both within the health sector and across other sectors. In 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of South Australia co-organised an international meeting on HiAP, where new skills and competencies in public health were discussed and documented in the Adelaide Statement on HiAP.


As reflected in the Adelaide Statement on HiAP, action on the social determinants of health is complex and requires a joined-up cross sector approach. It recognises that a healthy population is a key requirement for achieving society’s goals and that addressing the growing inequity gap within low and middle-income countries will improve well-being for everyone.


This course is being convened as a follow-up to the Adelaide meeting by the Government of South Australia with technical support from WHO.


The course will build on the Adelaide Statement and, in particular, it aims to:

explore the concepts and approaches to taking action on the social determinants of health and health equity,
   including intersectoral action, HiAP, joined-up policy-making and shared health governance

identify and define frameworks and tools that underpin HiAP approaches, including policy innovation,
   novel mechanisms and partnerships, sustainable development, new instruments and better regulatory frameworks

examine national and regional approaches to shared health governance and HiAP in a range of issues; e.g. non-communicable diseases, health equity

review and share efforts of HiAP practice from participants’ own experiences.


Target audience

Experience from similarly targeted courses around the globe shows that participants most likely to benefit from this summer school will occupy the following types of positions:

senior civil service officials, policy-making or advisory positions in government

heads or deputy-heads of public health agencies

policy-makers in public health

managers of large public health programmes or strategies

senior policy-makers from sectors related to societal wellbeing such as finance, planning, urban development, agriculture, etc.


Participant outcomes

Opportunity to meet and interact with like-minded policy-makers from across the region.

An improved knowledge of the HiAP concept and experiences.

The knowledge, skills and experience of applying a HiAP approach.


Course directors

Ilona Kickbusch

Carmel Williams

Faculty members

Fran Baum (Flinders University, South Australia)

Christine Fang Meng-sang (Council of Social Service, Hong Kong)

Robert Quigley (New Zealand)

Experts from WHO

Guest lecturers

An exciting group of renowned guest lecturers from a diverse range of settings, including:

Sharon Friel (Australian National University, Canberra)

Sandy Pitcher (Department of the Premier and Cabinet, South Australia)

Angela Lawless (Flinders University, South Australia)

Lareen Newman (Flinders University, South Australia)


Limited funding may be available. For more information on the course, please contact:

Carmel Williams, Course Co-Director and Manager, Health in All Policies Unit, SA Health, South Australia

Anjana Bhushan, Technical Officer, WHO (WPRO)

Nicole Valentine, Technical Officer, WHO (Geneva)


As there are a limited number of positions available for this course, please send a short covering letter, résumé and completed application form .
Application forms are available from: Carmel Williams, Course Co-DirectorManager, Health in All Policies
Unit PO Box 6Rundle Mall Adelaide South Australia Australia 5000 Tel +61 8 8226 7957Fax +61 8 8226 7102



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