PURPOSE : This survey will inform an evaluation that staff and a department head/councilmember subcommittee are completing to understand the community’s perspectives on the three pillars of HiAP and where there are opportunities and challenges. This information will be used to develop policy recommendations and an implementation plan for City Council to consider.
Subcommittee GOAL: To develop a collaborative and coordinated policy and process for internal and external reflection on equity, public health and sustainability and their use as factors in decision making that will ultimately result in improved community well-being.
The Three Pillars of Health in All Policies: Equity, Public Health, and Sustainability
Equity: Ensures fairness and justice regardless of bias or favoritism due an individual’s identity and background. Equity is both an outcome and means to an end. To be achieved and sustained, equity needs to be thought of as a structural and systemic concept. It is important to note the distinction between equity and equality. Equality is about providing the same to all regardless of need or circumstance. Inequities are unfair, avoidable, and unjust differences that are created when systemic barriers prevent individuals and communities from reaching their full potential.*
Public Health: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Health is also a fundamental component of quality of life, and a healthy population is a critical building block for a sustainable and thriving economy.
Sustainability: Creating and maintaining conditions so that humans can fulfill social, economic, and other requirements of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This can be thought of in terms of environmental, economic, and social impacts, and encompasses the concept of stewardship and the responsible management of resources.
SPANISH LANGUAGE COMMUNITY SURVEY TO BE POSTED ON 8/7/2019!!!