Minnesota HIA Coalition

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/systematize 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.

Goals of the MN HIA Coalition will be achieved through the development of a strategic plan/work plan. 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.

This year's meetings of the MN HIA Coalition have been scheduled for the following days:

  • May 16, 2014
  • September 12, 2014
  • December 8, 2014

If you are interested in joining the MN HIA Coalition or attending the next meetings, please send an email to health.hia@state.mn.us.

Below are agendas and meeting notes for the MN HIA Coalition.

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 Monday, April 14, 2014 at 07:45AM