This webinar was part of the activities of the Global Network for Health in All Policies (GNHiAP). The GNHiAP is a country-led initiative with a mission to work with various stakeholders to address the determinants of health by strengthening the Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach. The webinar was organized by the province of Québec’s ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS-department of health and social services) in collaboration with the GNHiAP.
The webinar shared the experience of Québec in implementing its Politique gouvernementale de prévention en santé (Government Policy for Health Prevention), a policy inspired by a HiAP approach that mobilizes levers of non-health sectors to address the determinants of health.
This webinar was offered in both French and English (with simultaneous translation).
POWER POINT PRESENTATION
In the fall of 2016, the Québec government adopted its Politique gouvernementale de prévention en santé (PGPS), opting for a whole-of-government approach aimed at improving population health and reducing inequalities. To support implementation, an interdepartmental action plan headed by the MSSS was adopted for the period 2017-2021. In June 2022, the Québec government launched its second interdepartmental action plan to support the deployment of the PGPS. Led by the MSSS, this interdepartmental plan mobilizes nearly 30 ministries and organizations in addition to rallying some 80 non-governmental partners.
To begin this webinar, we described Québec’s approach to HiAP through the deployment of its 2022-2025 interdepartmental action plan. Participants had the opportunity to learn about the mechanisms and approaches implemented to support intersectoral collaboration and joint actions to improve the health and quality of life of the population and to reduce health inequalities.
Afterwards, a municipal actor talked about the role of the PGPS and its interdepartmental plan in supporting municipal action on the determinants of health.
Finally, participants had the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences in intersectoral collaboration.
1.To share Québec’s experience in implementing a HiAP approach;
2. To demonstrate how this approach is being implemented outside the Health sector, in the municipal and agri-food sectors;
3. To identify strategies for establishing and maintaining collaborations with sectors outside of health.
Target audiences for this webinar included government agencies and civil servants; policymakers and other interested parties who are involved in policies and decision-making; members of the GNHiAP, and other networks.
|5 min||Opening Remarks
GNHiAP Coordinator and Scientific Advisor for the National Collaborating Centre for Health in All Policies
|15 min|| Presentation - Politique gouvernementale de prévention en santé (Governmental Health Prevention Policy)
* Summary of the policy
* Impacts since 2017
* Main mechanisms to support intersectoral collaboration
Assistant Deputy Minister- Mandates in Public Health Prevention, Promotion, Planning and Protection, Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec and Chairman of the GNHiAP
|15 min||Presentation - Intersectoral Collaboration and Municipal Actions on the Determinants of Health
Project Management and Strategic Communications Consultant and former mayor
Chairman of the board of directors of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ)
|20 min||Discussion - Discussion and Question period
* Strategies for establishing and maintaining political leadership for HiAP
*Strategies for establishing and maintaining collaborations with actors outside of Health
*Strategies and collaboration issues for non-health sectors
|5 min||Closing Remarks
Assistant Deputy Minister for the Québec Ministry of Health and Social Services and Chairman of the Global Network for Health in All Policies
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Coordinator, Global Network for Health in All Policies (GNHiAP)
Scientific Advisor, National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)