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Glossary for the implementation of Health in All Policies (HiAP)
  1. Alix Freiler1,
  2. Carles Muntaner2,3,
  3. Ketan Shankardass1,3,4,
  4. Catherine L Mah3,
  5. Agnes Molnar1,
  6. Emilie Renahy1,
  7. Patricia O'Campo1,3
  1. 1Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2Bloomberg School of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  4. 4Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Alix Freiler, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 209 Victoria Street, 3rd floor, Toronto, ON, Canada M5C 1N8; freilera{at}


Health in All Policies (HiAP) is becoming increasingly popular as a governmental strategy to improve population health by coordinating action across health and non-health sectors. A variety of intersectoral initiatives may be used in HiAP that frame health determinants as the bridge between policies and health outcomes. The purpose of this glossary is to present concepts and terms useful in understanding the implementation of HiAP as a cross-sectoral policy. The concepts presented here were applied and elaborated over the course of case studies of HiAP in multiple jurisdictions, which used key informant interviews and the systematic review of literature to study the implementation of specific HiAP initiatives.

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