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Minnesota HIA Coalition

NEWS The first statewide conference for Health Impact Assessments in Minnesota will be held November 16 & 17, 2015 in Minneapolis. Visit the MN HIA Coalition 2015 Conference website for more details and to register.

The purpose of the Minnesota (MN) Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Coalition is to bring together communities and organizations in MN to:

  1. Educate on and promote the appropriate* use of HIA.
  2. Share information, tools, best practices and lessons learned (especially what works and what doesn’t) from HIAs.
  3. Collaborate on and coordinate (when applicable) HIA-related activities.
  4. Seek funding and act as a sounding board for future HIA projects.
  5. Support efforts to evaluate and document the processes and outcomes of HIA.
  6. Promote/institutionalize policies for HIAs and Health in All Policies.

*HIA, as articulated by the National Research Council, uses a distinct methodology and is one tool for promoting health in policies and plans. The MN HIA Coalition acknowledges that sometimes other tools are more appropriate and useful in achieving better health for a population.

Anyone is welcome to join the MN HIA Coalition as long as they agree with the MN HIA Coalition’s Goals, Values and Principles of Collaboration. For more information and to sign up, please complete a membership form (PDF: 125KB/1 page). If you are interested in attending the meetings, please send an email to

The MN HIA Coalition meets four times per year. The meetings in 2015 are the following:

  • May 11, 2015, Minneapolis, MN
  • September 21, 2015, Minneapolis, MN
  • December 14, 2015, Eagan, MN

Notes from previous meetings:

The Minnesota HIA Coalition is supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Updated Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 10:34AM