Measuring Stages of Health in All Policies on a Local Level

This study explores the applicability of a general maturity model for measuring the extent of implementation of Health in All Policies (HiAP) by local governments. The maturity model developed in this study consists of six levels with 14 corresponding key characteristics. The model developed here was applied in 16 municipalities in the Netherlands to determine their current stage in the HiAP growth process. This study developed the maturity model but concluded that further exploration and validation is necessary for the use of this model as a formal measuring tool.