Health Equity In All Policies In Chicago
Health Equity in All Policies (HEiAP) is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by putting equity at the center of decision-making across policy areas and sectors. HEiAP shares power through transformative community and government partnerships, embeds a whole-of-government approach to collaboration among City departments and agencies, supports community-driven policy change, and creates co-owned strategies for addressing health inequities.
The Health Equity in All Policies team was established in 2022 and sits within the Bureau of Community Health. The team supports advancing policies, practices, and decisions across City government that eliminate health and racial inequities and benefit the health of all Chicagoans.
The City of Chicago’s Health in All Policies resolution, passed in 2016, called for the creation of a Health in All Policies Task Force to develop recommendations on how City departments and sister agencies can collaborate to improve health.
Equity Decision Support Tool
The HEiAP team and partners are designing an Equity Decision Support Tool that will support City employees and elected officials in working with community leaders to incorporate equity into decision-making.
Health Equity in All Policies in action
CDPH’s HEIAP team supports several community co-led collaborative tables, including Chicago’s Food Equity Council, Elevated Chicago, and the Environmental Equity Working Group that is leading Chicago’s Cumulative Impact Assessment.