Canadian Network for Health in All Policies
A bilingual network to facilitate knowledge mobilization beneficial for working across all policy sectors.
About the network
As part of its mandate to support public health actors across Canada in developing and promoting healthy public policies, the NCCHPP is launching the Canadian Network for Health in All Policies (CNHiAP), a bilingual network to facilitate knowledge mobilization beneficial for working across policy sectors.
As an intersectoral approach to improving the social determinants of health and health equity, Health in all Policies (HiAP) and HiAP-inspired approaches have great potential for guiding the post-COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts at all governance levels in Canada.
The network will support public health actors working in or interested in working in HiAP from all jurisdictions in Canada, First Nations, Inuit and Métis governments or organizations, and academic researchers conducting HiAP or HiAP-related research.
The goal and objectives of the network build on the recommendations and interests expressed during a pan-Canadian meeting on HiAP held in 2019, on the results of a consultation with key Canadian and international actors in 2021-2022, as well as on the advice of an Advisory Committee convened to define the mandate and scope of the CNHiAP’s work.
The CNHiAP’s goal is to facilitate, through knowledge mobilization, the uptake and implementation of HiAP approaches in Canada.
In pursue of this goal, the network’s work will be centred on the following objectives:
Expanding knowledge about HiAP implementation in Canada
Facilitating partnerships between public health actors working on, or interested in, HiAP
Supporting capacity building for HiAP among public health actors in Canada
Working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners towards developing HiAP approaches that recognize and incorporate their ways of knowing and governing
Stay tuned for more information about this initiative in 2023.
In the meantime, if you wish to share your interest or the work your organization is already pursuing in this area, please do not hesitate to contact us at CNHIAP@inspq.qc.ca.