Health-in-all-Policies: Approaches to Achieve a Healthier City
Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon
This health-focused policy course takes a practical and experiential approach to developing in-depth skills in analyzing and creating policy options directed at real world issues. The course focuses on municipal decision-making and the opportunity for cities to leverage local policy change towards provincial and even federal uptake of policy innovation.
· To learn how to apply a healthy public policy framework to real world health issues and decision making towards achieving a healthy city for all
· To understand the complexities of developing successful healthy public policies
· To expose students to a range of local government policy specialists and community collaborators active on topical urban issues that impact the public’s health
· To examine decision making on social and environmental determinants of health at the municipal level
There are no specific course prerequisites however students should have some background in social, environmental or economic dimensions of public health and have a basic understanding of the social determinants of health. This course is limited to 16 students.