SA Health governance
Governance of SA Health, Health in All Policies (HiAP).
A number of critical elements have contributed to South Australia’s early success in adopting a Health in All Policies approach (HiAP). These include:
Joint governance structure includes:
Central leadership for HiAP is provided by a high level government leadership group called the Executive Committee of Cabinet Chief Executives Group (CEG).
They report to the Executive Committee of Cabinet, a sub committee of the SA Government Cabinet. The CEG are charged with overseeing the development, implementation and evaluation of HiAP across government.
A Memorandum of Understanding has been developed between SA Health and DPC to describe the relationship, roles and functions in supporting CEG oversee HiAP.
SA Health and DPC agreed to undertake a priority setting process in the third quarter of each calendar year, for HiAP work into the following years.
In addition to a clear process being developed, a set of criteria for prioritising SASP targets is used.
The following criteria was developed by SA Health to assist DPC in reviewing and prioritising SASP targets for the following year’s HiAP work.
Priority targets that:
An extensive cross government consultation process is undertaken, with input from policy experts from numerous government agencies, plus DPC and SA Health more broadly.
Recommendations are provided to the CEG for decision.