The well-being economy and health in all policies: Fostering action for change

Carmel Williams, James A. Smith, Nicole Valentine, Fran Baum, Sharon Friel, Julie Williams, Dagmar Schmitt

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This special issue, the ‘Well-being Economy and Health in All Policies: Fostering Action’, highlights the need for societal change in the way we think about health and well-being. It brings two separate but related concepts together—the well-being economy and Health in All Policies (HiAP). The first concept seeks changes to the way society values and measures progress; and the second requires decision-makers to work across departmental boundaries to use public policy to create the conditions for health and well-being. The papers included in the special issue explore these two concepts from different perspectives. They unpack the connections between the well-being economy and HiAP, share some examples of promising practice, and provide insights into the challenges and opportunities that need to be acted on if we are to move towards a flourishing well-being society; where decision-makers work collaboratively to care for people, planet and future generations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-625
Number of pages3
JournalHealth Promotion Journal of Australia
Issue number3
Early online date26 Jun 2023
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023


  • Well-being
  • Health
  • Well-being economy


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