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Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Government
A guide developed by the Public Health Institute, the California Department of Public Health and the American Public Health Association to support the establishment of healthy public policy by local and state authorities and by others working on behalf of public health. The guide draws on an exhaustive literature review but provides concrete examples and key questions that can help the reader to take action.

Intersectoral Action on Health: A Path for Policy-makers to Implement Effective and Sustainable Action on Health
This 2011 World Health Organization booklet is written in plain language and intended for decision-makers. It offers background on intersectoral action in healthy public policy, explains the distinction between Health in All Policies and other intersectoral initiatives, and proposes ten steps to help policy-makers work more systematically across sectors to improve health and health equity.

Let's Start a Conversation About Health . . . and Not Talk About Health Care at All
This five-minute video, produced by the Sudbury and District Health Unit, engages viewers in a discussion about health inequity and the ways non-health sectors influence our health. A user guide is also available.