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Call for Abstracts--"Health in All Policies: Taking Intersectoral Action for Equitable and Sustainable Health," Public Health Association of British Columbia

Deadline September 15, 2013

The Public Health Association of British Columbia is hosting a Regional Conference in partnership with PAHO, with a theme focused 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.

Health in All Policies: Taking Intersectoral Action for Equitable & Sustainable Health
November 4th - 5th, 2013
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown 6083 McKay Avenue Burnaby, British Columbia

This intersectoral conference will be followed by a half-day session on Wednesday November 6th, 2013 from the Ministry of Health focusing on Emerging Public Health Priorities. The call for abstracts is for the conference, not the MOH session.  

We are accepting Abstract Applications online for the Conference until September 15, 2013.  You can find the abstract application online at

Please consult the Call for Abstracts Guidelines (PDF) before completing this form.  All persons making a presentation will be required to register for the conference.