Health in All Policies

Planning and Evaluating a Healthy Community: HiAP in Chatham, NC

By Mike Zelek, MPH, Division Director, Health Promotion and Policy, Chatham County Public Health Department Planning for public health seems to be all the rage these days, with public health practitioners engaging partners from a range…

Examining Whether the Health-In-All-Policies Approach Promotes Health Equity

A new article in Health Affairs examines whether the health-in-all-policies approach promotes health equity. Here is the abstract: “Scholars and public health advocates have expressed optimism about the potential for the health-in-all-policies approach to address…

CDC Funding Opportunity: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health

CDC’s Division for Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2018 funds to implement CDC-RFA-DP18-1813: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH). This 5-year program will improve health, prevent…

Does Ending Plastic Pollution Mean the End of Plastic Straws?

For the last 5,000 years, people around the world have been sipping their drinks out of straws. Only recently have straws come under serious debate. The gold and lapis straws of the ancient Sumerians evolved…