A Multisectoral Endeavor Called Health: Working Across Sectors for Quality and Sustainability
June 22, 2021
9:00 - 10:00 am EDT
The most pressing challenges in health are most effectively addressed by also tackling underlying social and economic determinants, many of which lie beyond the health sector. Social issues addressed through development programs —ending poverty, improving quality of life, and strengthening democratic institutions — are complex, multicausal, and multifaceted. Health programs that take multisectoral approaches not only help to address health challenges that extend beyond sectoral boundaries, but they also promote good policy and governance for health by building accountability across sectors that impact health.
This past year, we asked our colleagues to delve into several facets of multisectoral action including in youth, governance, nutrition, and pandemic response in an HP+ blog series. Join us for a discussion among the authors the multisectoral actions imperative for sustainable development programs and how we can reimagine multisectoral approaches in our health programs.
Jay Gribble, Deputy Director - Family Planning and Reproductive Health, HP+
Clive Mutunga, Senior Technical Advisor - Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID
Alyson Lipsky - Technical Lead, Stewardship, HP+/RTI
Kathleen Vickland - Director, Youth and Workforce Development, Palladium
Sayaka Koseki - Technical Advisor, Private Sector, Palladium
Joni Waldron - Strategic Communications Advisor, AgDiv, Palladium