Minnesota HIA Coalition
The purpose of the Minnesota (MN) Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Coalition is to bring together communities and organizations in MN to:
- Educate on and promote the appropriate* use of HIA.
- Share information, tools, best practices and lessons learned (especially what works and what doesn’t) from HIAs.
- Collaborate on and coordinate (when applicable) HIA-related activities.
- Seek funding and act as a sounding board for future HIA projects.
- Support efforts to evaluate and document the processes and outcomes of HIA.
- 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.
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.
The MN HIA Coalition will begin with a “big bang” in 2015 when members will be voting on the Coalition’s first set of bylaws and will be electing its first Steering Committee. The meeting will take place on February 2, 2015. If you are interested in joining the MN HIA Coalition or attending the meetings, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MN HIA Coalition meets four times per year and has been scheduled for the following days in 2015:
- February 2, 2015, Eagan, MN
- May 11, 2015, Minneapolis, MN
- September 21, 2015, Minneapolis, MN
- December 14, 2015, Eagan, MN
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.