Health in All Planning Policies derives from Health in All Policies, a concept that explains how health is connected to many, if not all, other sectors and should therefore always be a consideration when making decisions. It is an effective strategy for addressing complex factors that influence health and is a collaborative approach to improving population health.
Plan4Health coalitions approach Health in All Planning Policies by considering the health implications of the field of planning. Do zoning regulations impact residents’ physical, social, and emotional health? Is the health impact of new infrastructure part of the conversation? Plan4Health coalitions have worked in many different ways to improve the systems for health holding an important role in planning decisions.