Health Impact Assessments

Date(s) - Jun 27, 2014
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is an emerging area of practice in the United States that is designed to be a practical tool that can be used to incorporate “health in all policies” into decisions made outside the traditional health fields that have impacts on health (transportation, land use, development, infrastructure, housing, education, policy). HIA promotes a structured six step approach that still allows sufficient flexibility to be molded to various types of projects, programs and policies at a local, regional, state or federal level. By bringing together scientific data, health expertise and public input, HIA is a systematic approach to identify and assess the potential positive and negative health effects of decisions related to policies, programs or projects.

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