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Health in All Policies Workgroup

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About the Health in All Policies (HiAP) Workgroup Heading link

The Health in All Policies (HiAP) Workgroup is a partnership between the UIC School of Public Health and Illinois Department of Public Health, convened in accordance with the Health in All Policies Act (410 ILCS 155/10(a) thru 155/10(i)) passed by Illinois General Assembly on January 1, 2020. The HiAP Workgroup is tasked with reviewing legislation and making new policy recommendations relating to the health of Illinois residents.

Join our Health In All Policies Alliance Meetings Heading link

Our next meeting: Tuesday, March 26th, 2024, 11am-1pm

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Location: UIC School of Public Health 1603 W. Taylor Street, Room 1136 Chicago, IL 60612

Open Comments: The Health in All Policies workgroup is considered a “public Board or Commission” under the State Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120/1 et seq. Meetings are therefore open to the public and provide for an Open Comment period at the top of the agenda for members and non-members. If you would like to provide comments (ideal time limit: 3 minutes), please complete our form located here.

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Health in All Policies Framework Heading link

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A “health in all policies framework” means a public health framework through which policymakers and stakeholders in the public and private sectors use a collaborative approach to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities in the state by incorporating health considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas.

Read our 2023 Annual Report

Health in All Policies Principles Heading link

  1. Promote health, equity, and sustainability.
  2. Enhance cross-sector collaboration.
  3. Benefit multiple partners.
  4. Engage stakeholders.
  5. Create structural and procedural change.

2023 Recommendations Heading link

The Health in All Policies (HiAP) Workgroup submitted the following recommendations to the Illinois General Assembly on December 31, 2023 as part of their 2023 annual report on safe and affordable housing, with emphasis on housing insecurity and homelessness:

  1. Appropriate funds to the expansion of permanent supportive housing models, particularly those that are guided by Housing First philosophy.
  2. Provide support to demonstration projects that maximize the use of Medicaid funds for housing.
  3. Improve collection, quality, and dissemination of timely data that connects housing insecurity, homelessness, and evictions to morbidity and mortality.

Our Work Heading link

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HiAP Annual Reports
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Meeting Minutes
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Healthy Community Framework
Take a look at the healthy community framework developed by the HiAP Workgroup
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Meeting Presentations
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