Health Impact Assessment’s

Health Impact Assessments combine scientific data, health expertise and public input to identify the potential effects of proposed new laws, regulations, programs and projects.

Health Impact Assessments
This webinar provides an introduction to Health Impact Assessment’s (HIA’s), including the development process and different types, as well as case studies providing real world examples.

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Planning for Healthy Places with Health Impact Assessments
This is a ‘how to’ guide for conducting health impact assessments (HIAs), developed by the American Planning Association and the National Association of County & City Health Officials, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This online course will explain the value of conducting an HIA and the steps involved in conducting an HIA.

Health Impact Assessment (HIA): A Tool to Benefit Health in all Policies
The full spectrum of health considerations are often unintentionally overlooked in decision-making. And their omission can lead to policies and practices that are unnecessarily harmful to people, and costly to society. HIA has emerged as a critical tool in preserving and improving public health, because it helps decision-makers – especially those in non-health sectors – consider the health consequences of different options, and can encourage them to opt for sound choices that can protect and improve future health.

Community Participation in Health Impact Assessments: A National Evaluation
This evaluation offers new data related to community participation in the United States-based practice of Health Impact Assessment (HIA). The findings are intended to inform the work of HIA practitioners, but are relevant to all researchers and organizations intending to authentically engage community members in addressing policy, program, or planning solutions, as well as funders of HIA or similar types of community-based participatory research. This evaluation is the first study of its kind to assess:

  • Impact of community participation on HIA values of democracy and health equity, as measured through civic agency
  • Impact of community participation on the success of an HIA

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Equity Metrics for Health Impact Assessment Practice
The SOPHIA Equity Working Group collaborated in a consensus process to develop this set of process and outcome metrics related to promoting equity through HIA. These metrics provide more detail to the HIA Practice Standards5 regarding the incorporation of equity into HIA practice.

Human Impact Partners: Tools and Resources
Various resources on HIA, engaging stakeholders, training manuals, how to get started, and more.

Guidance and Best Practices for Stakeholder Participation – 2012
This guide distills stakeholder participation techniques, case studies, and guiding principles from various fields of expertise, including HIA, environmental and social impact assessment, land use and transportation planning, community-based participatory research, and public health.

Roles for Collaborators
Examples of roles for collaborators in the HIA process

Tools and Materials for Stakeholder Engagement

Health Impact Project
The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, is a national initiative designed to promote the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) as a decision-making tool for policymakers.