Health in All Policies

As part of the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment, community members identified several characteristics of a healthy community, including: access to healthy foods, safe neighborhoods, places for physical activity, affordable housing transportation, and quality education. Most often, community members did not focus on health care and treatment but on the underlying social determinants of health.
Achieving community health improvement requires an intentionally aligned collective response from a range of sectors that will routinely and consistently embed health considerations into their decision-making processes. In response, the Healthy Montgomery Steering Committee decided to establish and sustain a Health in All Policies (HiAP) model to improve the underlying factors of health.
The initiative brings together professionals from a range of sectors (e.g., health, transportation, planning, housing, education, recreation, environment, and law enforcement).
View members of the Healthy Montgomery HiAP Workgroup.