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Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT   2018 , Volume 7 , Number 12; Page(s) 1161 To 1164.
 
Paper: 

Rethinking the Theory of Change for Health in All Policies Comment on “ Health Promotion at Local Level in Norway: The Use of Public Health Coordinators and Health Overviews to Promote Fair Distribution Among Social Groups”

 
 
Author(s):  HEERING HOLT DITTE*
 
* National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
Abstract: 
This commentary discusses the interesting and surprising findings by Hagen and colleagues, focusing on the role of the public health coordinator as a Health in All Policies (HiAP) tool. The original article finds a negative association between the employment of public health coordinators in Norwegian municipalities and consideration of a fair distribution of social and economic resources between social groups in local policymaking and planning. The commentary contemplates whether this surprising negative association should be interpreted as a failure of implementation, as suggested by the authors, or whether it might be the theory of change that has failed. On this basis, it is suggested that the very notion of HiAP could be flawed by the assumption that health should function as an overarching aim across government sectors. Potentially, the social determinants of health (SDH) might be more efficiently addressed by means of sectoral action by the corresponding sectors, emphasizing equity rather than health.
 
Keyword(s): hiAP,Health Equity,Municipalities,SDH,Theory of Change
 
 
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HEERING HOLT, D. (2018). Rethinking the Theory of Change for Health in All Policies Comment on “ Health Promotion at Local Level in Norway: The Use of Public Health Coordinators and Health Overviews to Promote Fair Distribution Among Social Groups”. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, 7(12), 1161-1164. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=664995



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HEERING HOLT DITTE. Rethinking the Theory of Change for Health in All Policies Comment on “ Health Promotion at Local Level in Norway: The Use of Public Health Coordinators and Health Overviews to Promote Fair Distribution Among Social Groups”. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT. 2018 [cited 2021September27];7(12):1161-1164. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=664995



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HEERING HOLT, D., 2018. Rethinking the Theory of Change for Health in All Policies Comment on “ Health Promotion at Local Level in Norway: The Use of Public Health Coordinators and Health Overviews to Promote Fair Distribution Among Social Groups”. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, [online] 7(12), pp.1161-1164. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=664995.



 
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