Health Impact Assessment (HIA)
The following are external websites listed in alphabetical order that provide useful information and resource about HIAs.
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Places - Health Impact Assessment
The CDC HIA resources include a Transportation HIA Toolkit and focused issue areas on: Injury, Mental Health, Physical Activity, Respiratory Health, Social Capital, and Water Quality.
- Design for Health (DFH)
DFH bridges the gap between the emerging research base on community design and healthy living and local government planning. One of its four primary avenues is to provide evidence-based tools for conducting HIAs.
- Health Impact Project
The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, is a national initiative designed to promote the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) as a decision-making tool for policymakers.
- Human Impact Partners (HIP)
HIP works in partnership with communities, public health and academic experts to build capacity to conduct HIAs and strives to create a world in which health is considered in all decision-making.
- Promoting Equity through the Practice of Health Impact Assessment
This report co-authored by PolicyLink and three partner organizations is a tool for advancing health equity in your community through health impact assessment.
- The San Francisco Department of Public Health Healthy Development Measurement Tool
The Healthy Development Measurement Tool is a comprehensive evaluation metric to consider health needs in urban development plans and projects. Similar to the steps of an HIA, the tool can help practitioners screen and scope projects.
- The Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessments (SOPHIA)
SOPHIA is an organization serving the needs of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) practitioners in North America and worldwide. SOPHIA aims to provide leadership and promote excellence in the practice of HIA.
- World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO works to promote health across all sectors of activity. Explore the vast resources this website provides to learn about the global importance of conducting HIAs.