Health Impact Assessment Training

This page includes announcements for upcoming health impact assessment (HIA) trainings and links to past training resources.

Upcoming Trainings

June 13, 2014 Webinar & Videoconference
1:00PM - 2:00PM
On Friday, June 13, MDH will provide an HIA webinar/videoconference that introduces the concept of HIA; discusses different arenas in which HIA can be used; and provides examples of HIAs that have been done by local health departments, agencies and organizations. The training is free and open to all professionals interested in using HIA to promote health in policies, plans and projects.

Videoconferencing is available at MDH district offices. Please contact to let us know if your district office is interested in participating and how many attendees you expect.

If you will not be at an MDH district office for the videoconference you can register for the webinar by going to the MDH WebEx registration page and click the button “Register.”

Recent Trainings

December 18, 2013
MDH provided a free, one-day introduction to the 6 steps of HIA (Screening, Scoping, Assessment, Recommendations, Reporting, Evaluation and Monitoring), with a particular focus on Stakeholder Engagement and Scoping. Instruction included in-class exercises to gain hands-on experience performing an HIA. For a review of the training, see the training slides (PPT: 158 pages/15.1MB).

September 13, 2013
MDH provided a free, one-day basic training on HIA to over 35 professionals interested in using and promoting HIA. The training was co-sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Minnesota Chapter of the American Society for Landscape Architects. For a review of the training, see the training slides (PPT: 123 pages/13.9MB).

April 29, 2013
Watch this one-hour webinar on HIA funded and produced by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Webinar is co-presented by MDH staff for the Macon, GA Second Street Redevelopment HIA.
Macon, GA Second Street Redevelopment HIA Webinar

MDH's current HIA work 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, 14-Apr-2014 08:11:30 CDT