These activities would require intersectoral collaboration
involving government agencies, civil society, and the private sector, to capitalize on what each sector has to offer.
"Let us come together to take stock of the spate of killings in our province, to mindfully listen to each other on how these greatly affected us, to reflectively discern and galvanize possible intersectoral collaboration
to support our local government in fulfilling its obligations, to conduct prompt investigation on these killings, to bring to justice the perpetrators and prevent the recurrence of these violent, inhumane acts," Bishop Julito Cortes said in a statement.
: The health sector draws on the energy, judgment, functioning, and coordination of other government departments such as education, agriculture, finance, information, media, etc.
(3-5) Thus, it is crucially important to explore how intersectoral collaboration
to reduce health inequities can be realized.
Though the concept of "intersectoral collaboration
for health" dates back to the 1978 WHO Declaration of Alma-Ata, HiAP has truly proliferated both nationally and internationally in the past 15 years (Rudolph, Caplan, Ben-Moshe, & Dillon, 2013).
: in addition to labour, health, industry, and social partners, several other ministries should be involved (e.g.
(viii) Mechanisms will be developed for intersectoral collaboration
for mental health, led by the health sector and engaging a range of other sectors.
As such health brokers can facilitate intersectoral collaboration
, combine knowledge from different stakeholders and sectors, and actively incorporate evidence into public health policy and practice.
Promote intersectoral collaboration
at national, regional, and international levels; engage civil society, unions, and other health worker organizations and the private sector; and align international cooperation to support investments in the health workforce, as part of national health and education strategies and plans.
These activities include identifying priority issues that affect different sectors at different levels, developing monitoring systems that incorporate HiAP/SDG-sensitive indicators, improving the evidence base for approaches to intersectoral collaboration
, mapping and developing thematic websites, training HiAP and SDG policy decision-makers, and providing activities designed to train trainers.
In particular, it talks about the importance for systems policies, public health policies and policies in other sectors that affect health, to support universal coverage, effective service delivery (particularly primary care), health promotion, illness prevention and intersectoral collaboration
. The health strategy provides the underpinning policy direction for health in this country and, to be fair, it does provide guidance on prevention, health literacy and wellness promotion.