SESSION THEME | Voices - Health


Integrated Planning Guide: A Practical Application

Wednesday 1 April,  

Health and wellbeing is everyone's business. All plans, policies and developments can potentially affect the physical and mental health of people. Integrated planning involves taking a holistic approach to addressing the needs of communities to determine the most appropriate course of action. The new Integrated Planning Guide 3.0 (IPG) is a tool to help integrate outcomes thinking relevant to health, wellbeing and sustainability into policy and plan making by considering a wide array of forces and interrelationships that shape our communities and the impact your decisions can have.

The IPG is designed to help:

  • plan in ways that build stronger more sustainable social, environmental and economic outcomes,

  • promote the wellbeing of all, and

  • keep sight of the shared vision for stronger, healthier and more resilient communities.

This tool was used in the Our Space 2018-2048 Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Review and the Canterbury Land Use Recovery Plan 2013. Developed collaboratively with various local agencies, the IPG can be used multiple ways during planning and policy development to assess impacts.  The targeted questions aim to enhance constructive thinking and encourage innovation. This tool can be used as a desk guide right through to being the focus at stakeholder meetings or integrated assessments. 

In this session, participants will be challenged to

  1. think holistically

  2. better understand the impact of planning on the health and wellbeing of the community,

  3. analyse how health and wellbeing might be affected by their projects, and

  4. how to integrate wellbeing into their decision-making to achieve both better planning and health outcomes.

Presenters:  Chantal Lauzon & Jane Murray

Health in All Policies Advisor, Community & Public Health, Canterbury District Health Board

Chantal Lauzon is a policy advisor with Community & Public Health, a part of the Canterbury District Health Board.  Championing the Health in All Policies approach, she works across sectors to improve  health by ensuring wellbeing is a key focus for public projects.  With a background in public health, communications and the NGO sector, she is a recent convert to the doctrine of planning.  Originally from Canada, she now lives in the surprisingly walkable 'Rolleston - town of the future'.

Health in All Policies Advisor, Nelson Marlborough Health

Jane Murray has worked as a Health in All Policies Advisor for over seven years for both Nelson Marlborough Health and Canterbury District Health Board. Jane’s role is to focus on working with external agencies looking at the health implications of policy decisions in order to improve population health outcomes. Jane has a Post-graduate Diploma in Planning.


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