Health Impact Assessment


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Health Impact Assessment

An analysis of the health effects resulting from an intervention, change in a service or establishment of a new service, process, public work or enterprise in a particular region. HIAs are tools for projecting the health effects of policies, plans and projects in diverse economic sectors (e.g., transportation, agriculture, housing, manufacturing) using quantitative, qualitative and participatory techniques. HIAs help policy-makers choose best options and assess alternatives to minimise disease/injury and actively promote health.
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Corresponding Author: Jonathan Drewry, Regional Advisor, Health Impact Assessment, Pan American Health Organization, P.
An example of a HIA is the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy health impact assessment in New Zealand that was implemented as a partnership between public health and local government authorities (Mathias, & Harris-Roxas, 2009).
The steering group comprises of representatives from MV, the National Public Heath Service for Wales, the Welsh Health Impact Assessment Support Unit, Merthyr Local Health Board, Merthyr and Cynon Valley Community Health Council, the council's public health and planning departments, the Coal Authority and Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil.
A combination of the context-mechanism-outcome framework (3) and principles of health impact assessment (4) were utilised for this evaluation.
Health impact assessment is a major theme of this issue, drawing on several papers based on presentations to the conference held in Wellington earlier this year.
19) Ceri Breeze et Ruth Hall, << Health Impact Assessment in Government Policy-Making: Developments in Wales.
I would like to see a health impact assessment carried out to see what the effects of this has been.
We should also advocate for processes such as the use of the mandatory health impact assessment required in the European Union (EU) for health-related projects.
We will ensure that wherever possible national legislation maximises health through health impact assessment of legislation.
16 Health Impact Assessment of Urban Pollution (Zaid Chalabi and Tony Fletcher).
The moratorium on onshore unconventional oil and gas was announced by the Energy Minster Fergus Ewing in January, when he set out plans for a full public consultation and outlined a programme of research work including:a full public health impact assessment,further work to strengthen planning guidance,further tightening of environmental regulation.

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