Health Impact Assessment Training

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

Upcoming Trainings

September 26, 2014
12:00PM - 4:30PM
St. Paul, MN

On Friday, September 26, MDH will provide an HIA training with a focus on climate change policies and effects. The training will provide an introduction to the concept of HIA and the six steps of HIA; examples of HIAs that have been done on climate change policies or included climate change impacts; and steps for getting started with a project. Instruction will include in-class exercises to gain hands-on experience performing an HIA.

The training is free and lunch will be provided. Space is limited to 40 people and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Training is open to all professionals interested in using HIA to promote health in policies, plans and projects. Registration is required. RSVP by Monday, September 22 to health.hia@state.mn.us.

Past Trainings

July 16, 2014
On Wednesday, July 16, MDH provided a half-day HIA training in Duluth, MN. The training covered an introduction to the concept of HIA and the six steps of HIA; examples of HIAs that have been done in Duluth; and steps for getting started with a project. Instruction included in-class exercises to gain hands-on experience performing an HIA. For a review of the training, see the July 2014 training slides (PPT: 129 pages/6.7MB).

June 13, 2014
On Friday, June 13, MDH provided a one-hour HIA webinar/videoconference that introduced the concept of HIA; discussed different arenas in which HIA can be used; and provided examples of HIAs that have been done by local health departments, agencies and organizations. For a review of the training, see the June 2014 training slides (PPT: 31 pages/2.8MB).

May 20, 2014
MDH provided a free two-hour HIA training for state and local agency staff. The training explained what an HIA is and the purpose of an HIA, showcased examples of HIAs and reviewed the basics of determining whether a policy or project is ripe for an HIA. For a review of the training, see the May 2014 training slides (PPT: 73 pages/5.6MB).

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 December 2013 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 September 2013 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 Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 07:27AM