Health Impact Assessment
Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is defined by the National Research Council as "a systematic process that uses an array of data sources and analytic methods and considers input from stakeholders to determine the potential effects of a proposed policy, plan, program, or project on the health of a population and the distribution of those effects within the population. HIA provides recommendations on monitoring and managing those effects." NACCHO aims to build the capacity of local health departments to be involved in decision-making processes through the use of HIA, and extend their role in public policies that impact health outcomes and health equity.
In the Spotlight
Now Accepting Applications for HIA at Local Health Departments
Through support from CDC's Healthy Community Design Initiative, NACCHO is currently accepting applications for HIAs led by LHDs. Selected LHDs will receive funding and support to complete an HIA on a transportation, land use, community design, parks and recreation, or energy policy, project, plan, or program.
Applications are due Friday, August 22, 2014 by 5:00 EDT.
Please download and review all documents carefully before submitting an application online.
Applications will only be accepted online here.