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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. 

 
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Congratulations to Selected HIA Demonstration Sites

Through support from CDC's Healthy Community Design Initiative, NACCHO has selected 3 local health departments to conduct and complete an HIA, and were selected from a competitive pool of applications. These health departments will receive funding and support to complete their projects by June 2015. 

NACCHO's 2014 - 2015 HIA Demonstration Projects:

For more information on the selected sites and a description of their projects, please click here.



 
NACCHO Voice: The Word on Local Health Departments

The blog post discusses how HIA help local health departments partner with decision-makers and other stakeholders to advance healthy public policies. More »

 
Featured Resources
 

Equity Metrics for Health Impact Assessment Practice

This tool is a set of process and outcome metrics related to promoting equity through HIA. These metrics provide more detail to the HIA Practice Standards regarding the incorporation of equity into HIA practice and aims to evaluate the degree to which an HIA successfully incorporated equity as well as help guide HIA practitioners, evaluators, and equity advocates to advance the consideration of equity in practice. More »

Health Impact Assessment: Quick Guide

This guide provides brief orientation to potential users of HIA who are working to create healthier living environments. More »

Planning for Healthy Places with Health Impact Assessments

This resource is a "how to" guide for conducting Health Impact Assessment, developed by the American Planning Association and NACCHO, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More »