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This guide aims to support practitioners in the field, by describing the key tasks and activities for HIA as well as the issues and challenges that arise in the course of practice. The guide includes illustrative examples from practice, as well as suggestions for stakeholder participation
and the integration of health analysis in the environmental impact
assessment process. This guide is not definitive or exhaustive. The Guide complements other efforts to support high quality HIA practice, including the recently published Practice Standards for Health Impact Assessment developed by the North American HIA Practice Standards Working Group (Appendix I). The guide is heavily informed by practice that has occurred in San Francisco and in the State of California. Many other articles, guidance documents, case studies, and evaluations provide complementary resources for those interested in the field.
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