Health Lens Analysis projects
The Health Lens Analysis (HLA) is a key feature of the Health in All Policies (HiAP) model and is an emerging methodology used by the South Australian government to translate the HiAP concept into action.
It outlines a series of steps that can be practically applied to South Australian Strategic Plan (SASP) targets by a range of government agencies.
HiAP aims to identify key interactions and synergies between SASP targets, policies and strategies and population health and wellbeing.
A range of well established methodologies and tools are used to examine these connections in a rigorous and systematic manner.
There are five essential elements included in the health lens analysis process that underpin its effectiveness and ability to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes:
- Engage: establishing and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with other sectors. Determine agreed policy focus.
- Gather evidence: establishing impacts between health and the policy area under focus, and identifying evidence-based solutions or policy options.
- Generate: producing a set of policy recommendations and a final report that are jointly owned by all partner agencies.
- Navigate: Helping to steer the recommendations through the decision-making process.
- Evaluate: Determining the effectiveness of the health lens.
The Health in All Policies unit works collaboratively with representatives from a number of government departments (partner agencies) on Health Lens Analysis (HLA) projects. The projects are based around South Australia’s Strategic Plan targets or other key government priorities.
- A Health Lens Analysis across the South Australian Government's Seven Strategic Priorities
- Aboriginal Road Safety
- Active Ageing through Employment
- Active Transport – Economic Analysis
- Active Transport – Cycling Strategy
- Castle Plaza Transit-oriented Development
- Digital Technology
- Healthy Sustainable Regional Development
- Healthy Weight Desktop Analysis
- International Students’ Health and Wellbeing
- Learning or Earning Health Lens
- Parental Engagement with Literacy
- Regional Migrant Settlement
- Transit-oriented Developments (TODs)
- Water Security.