Date(s) - November 4, 2013 - November 6, 2013
12:00 am - 11:45 pm
This year’s conference theme will focus on the international approach of health in all policies. This approach is a contemporary development of the ‘Building Healthy Public Policy’ action area of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion.
The key foundation for this work is the insight, developed by health promotion and population health, that most of the activities that contribute to the health of societies and communities are generated outside of the health care system itself. Taking action on this insight requires developing a broad, integrated, intersectoral approach to human development in order to achieve equitable and sustainable health for all people. This means that public health must work across government sectors at all levels with coherent, coordinated health promotion strategies. It also means moving beyond government, recognizing that policies and practices in the non-governmental/voluntary and private sectors are equally important to health.
This intersectoral conference will be followed by a half-day session from the Ministry of Health focusing on emerging public health priorities.