Health Equity in All Urban Policies

A report on the Expert Consultation on Intersectoral Action (ISA) in the Prevention of Noncommunicable Conditions 22–24 June 2009, Kobe, Japan

Publication details

Editors: WHO
Number of pages: 25
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English



This report contains a set of practical recommendations for policy-makers on how to trigger intersectoral action. The need for high-level “political commitment” and adaptation of the policies to the local political, economical, cultural and social contexts was recognized as crucial to success. Based on lessons learned, these recommendations are a useful contribution in implementing Objective 1 of the Action Plan of the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases. Further work will be needed to attain this Objective and to provide technical guidance to Member States on effective mechanisms to achieve "Health in All Policies".