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Health in All Policies for Big Cities

Wernham, Aaron MD, MS; Teutsch, Steven M. MD, MPH

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: January/February 2015 - Volume 21 - Issue - p S56–S65
doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000130

This article reviews case examples on the use of health in all policies (HiAP) and related approaches in large US cities. It also identifies common elements of HiAP initiatives and discusses challenges and recommendations to facilitate successful implementation of HiAP.

Health Impact Project, Washington, District of Columbia (Dr Wernham); and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California (Dr Teutsch). Dr Teutsch is now at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Correspondence: Aaron Wernham, MD, MS, Health Impact Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts, 901 E St NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20004 (

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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