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Main Theme and Sub-themes
Main Theme: Health in All Policies
Ensuring a high level of human health in the community is a constant theme in developing a Healthy City. Quality of citizens’ health can be influenced by policies of the city. Health in All Policies emphasizes the integration and linkage between health and policies. It aims to improve health and also the well-being and wealth of the city through structures, mechanisms and actions planned and managed by health and other stakeholders.

Health in All Policies is an approach to assist policy-makers to integrate considerations of health, well-being and equity systematically, so to seek synergies and avoid harmful health impact in order to improve population health and health equity.

According to the Adelaide Statement on Heath in All Policies, it works best when:
- A clear mandate makes joined-up government in imperative;
- Systematic processes take account of interactions across sectors;
- Mediation occurs across interests;
- Accountability, transparency and participatory processes are present;
- Engagement occurs with stakeholders outside of government; and
- Practical cross-sector initiatives build partnerships and trust.

Promotion of Health in All Policies encourages health practitioners, policy-makers and advocates to move towards intersectoral action to positively impact on population health and health equity.

Sub-theme 1: Age Friendly Cities
It will follow on the WHO Age Friendly framework to remove physical, social and financial barriers to allow greater social mobility of the elderly population living in cities. One should develop policies and strategies to facilitate social inclusion and social networking for the elderly population, and also make greater use of technology to promote self-help and self-care, e.g. tele-health and home safety alarm. The urban development must take into account of maintaining the connectedness to the past and neighbourhood so that social capital and inter-generation cohesiveness can be well maintained. Advanced directives would also be discussed.

Sub-theme 2: Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases
This will cover promotion of healthy eating, physical activity, reducing harmful use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs, injury prevention (falls, domestic injuries, drowning/near drowning and sports injuries) and mental health. The inter-disciplinary approach should be emphasized as the social determinants of health are mostly beyond health sectors.

Sub-theme 3: Public Health Emergency
One would focus on urban design to enhance disaster resiliency and mitigate the impact. Public health emergency would cover flooding, typhoon, tsunami, earthquake, radiation, outbreaks of emerging/novel/pandemic infectious diseases.

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