Health in All Policies - U of I Extension

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Health in All Policies

This article was originally published on November 7, 2017 and expired on December 7, 2017. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.

URBANA, Ill. - University of Illinois Extension’s Community and Economic Development team will host a free webinar, Health in All Policies, presented by Laura Kessel, SIU School of Medicine, Noon-1PM, Thursday, December 7, 2017.

According to the CDC, Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a collaborative approach that integrates and articulates health considerations into policymaking across sectors to improve the health of all communities and people.  HiAP recognizes that health is created by a multitude of factors beyond healthcare and, in many cases, beyond the scope of traditional public health activities.  This presentation aims to describe the HiAP idea and give examples of ways in which local governments in Illinois could consider a HiAP approach when making decisions that impact the residents of their communities.

In 2014, SIU Medicine established a regional office to provide service to the western region of Illinois.  The office is housed within the Graham Health System E.P. Coleman Office Building in Canton.  The western region includes Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Henderson, Jersey, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, McDonough, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Schuyler, Scott and Warren counties.

Laura Hepp Kessel, MSW, joined SIU Medicine in 2014 as the Assistant Director for the western region of Illinois.  Her responsibilities include partnering with local stakeholders in order to address community health issues in a twenty-county region, supporting the Assistant Provost of Clinical and External Affiliations in regional health efforts, and supporting the interdepartmental efforts that expand the School's programs in population health and regional service programs.

There is no cost to attend the webinar; however, REGISTRATION required. Register online or contact Nancy Ouedraogo at more information.

Source: Nancy Ouedraogo, Extension Specialist, Community Economic Development,

Pull date: December 7, 2017