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Seminar: Health in All Policies: Ways to facilitate and model intersectoral collaboration

What: Webinar
When: December 11, 2014
Time: 10:30 am

A key element of a population health approach is the recognition that improving health outcomes is a shared responsibility within and across different sectors (e.g., government, education, business, social services, economic development and health). Health in All Policies is a promising strategy for coordinating collaborated efforts to create healthy communities to meet the social, physical, economic and spiritual needs of the population. However, what is less clear are ways to facilitate and model intersectoral collaboration.

The purpose of this webinar is to share tips and tools to facilitate and model intersectoral collaboration. Facilitators and barriers will be identified and resources and case studies will be highlighted. The focus will be policies and actions outside of the health sector that directly or indirectly affect the health of the population.

Who should attend?

We recommend this session for anyone who is working to develop collaborative relationships. This session may be useful to frontline staff, managers and/or team leaders, who train, advise or facilitate staff, community stakeholders and/ or volunteers.


Kim Bergeron is a health promotion consultant focusing on healthy public policy and by-law development with the Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention department at Public Health Ontario. She has over nineteen years of experience working within and alongside the Ontario public health system to facilitate multidisciplinary partnerships to create healthy, sustainable communities. She has provided consulting services to a number of provincial government programs working towards policy change, program development, and improving standards of practice. Kim holds a doctorate in kinesiology and health studies with a focus on health and the built environment from Queen’s University and a master of health studies from Athabasca University.

Andrea has been with HC Link since its inception in 2009. She has an extensive background in physical activity and health promotion and has worked in local recreation centres and public health units as well as provincial NGOs and agencies. Her areas of expertise include strategic and program planning, policy development, meeting planning and facilitation. Andrea is passionate about community participation and partnership engagement. She has also done considerable work in the areas of healthy schools, health equity and Francophone engagement. Andrea is an active blogger on HC Link’s website and is known for her active icebreakers and her humorous facilitation style.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define Health in All Policies and understand how this approach can be applied for developing healthy public policy
  • Identify at least two ways to coordinate and strengthen collaborated efforts within and across different sectors
  • Reflect on how the information provided can be applied to their own area of work

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If you have submissions, or questions or comments about the items above, send them to hpcb@oahpp.ca.

Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7471 or hpcb@oahpp.ca.