Health in All Policies

Advancing health, equity, and sustainability across state government

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Promoting a Healthier California

The HiAP Program assists departments as they integrate health and equity into programs and policies that advance State priorities

HiAP Focus Areas

Focus Areas

Including active transportation, access to parks and urban forestry, violence prevention, healthy food systems, education, land use planning, and economic opportunities

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Our Story

As the first state-level initiative of its kind in the United States, the California HiAP Program has become a national and international model for promoting policies that improve health outcomes

Formed in 2010, the HiAP Task Force has evolved into a standing program, staffed through a collaboration of the Strategic Growth Council, California Department of Public Health, and Public Health Institute, with generous support from The California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit, and other funders

A collaboration of the Strategic Growth Council, California Department of Public Health, and Public Health Institute, with generous support from other funders.

A Holistic Approach to Health

The HiAP program works with more than 20 state agencies and departments to develop innovative solutions that create healthy places to live, work, learn, and play


Watch this video to learn about HiAP’s vision for healthy communities

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Through HiAP, the Department of General Services incorporated nutritional criteria into bid specifications for purchasing food with state funds, resulting in reduced sodium in food served in state correctional facilities

Reduced sodium in state correctional facilities.

HiAP has provided technical assistance to a wide range of departments to help incorporate equity and health goals, requirements, and criteria into grant-making programs related to transportation, urban forestry, and land use planning

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With HiAP’s assistance, in 2012 the Departments of Education, Food and Agriculture, and Public Health jointly established the California Farm to Fork Office, helping to improve access to healthy, affordable, and locally-sourced food while supporting California’s agricultural economy