What works for multi-sector urban health engagement [PCW-5]

Leader: Amanda Pomeroy, JSI Research & Training Institute
27 November 2018 | 08.30am to 12.30pm

This workshop is free of charge and open to all registered delegates.
To book email: Richard Hart

Urbanization has a large influence on the social determinants of health, those things outside the control of individuals that affect daily living conditions, and ultimately health outcomes. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified housing, energy, education, transport, green/recreational spaces, and social protection as just a few of the areas that influence one’s health. 

This workshop will highlight how we are working with city governments to integrate a social determinants of health approach and some successful applications of this theory across sectors.  The objective is to provide new and innovative examples of how to develop a shared language, goals, and commitment as a launch point for multi-sector urban health governance. Examples will come from the Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health Program (SEUHP) in Ethiopia and the Building Healthy Cities (BHC) project in Southeast Asia, both funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by JSI and partners. 

Our interactive sessions will provide participants with skills to develop plans for their own cities aligning with the New Urban Agenda, supporting several key sustainable development goals, under the principle of “Health in All Policies.” This workshop ties into the ISUH theme of The Governance of Complex Systems. 


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