Progressing the Sustainable Development Goals through health in all policies: case studies from around the world

WHO and the Government of South Australia have published the case study book on Health in All Policies (HiAP), which describes experiences from around the world in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Although policy-makers are increasingly aware of the need to work across sectors, change is not easy. Understanding and addressing the underlying determinants of health is difficult because they are complex and dynamic. Developing systems with a systematic, sustained approach to health determinants, as required in the HiAP approach, is challenging. Despite challenges, there are examples of HiAP globally and more countries and regions are looking at embarking on this path. While there is no single or simple model for HiAP, there is a growing evidence base of facilitating conditions for HiAP. The case study book documents experiences, capturing important elements of HiAP practice through an analysis of established and emerging models. The book is aimed at the international health community and the broader sustainable development network. It will be of interest to those who want to know more about implementing HiAP.