Health Impact Assessment Training
MDH is committed to educating local public health professionals, planners, designers, and others on Health Impact Assessment (HIA) methodology to promote the use of HIA and the design of healthier communities. Past trainings are archived below.
November 16, 2015 - The first statewide conference for Health Impact Assessment in Minnesota was held November 16 & 17, 2015, in Minneapolis. On the first day of the conference, MDH led an introductory training to HIA. For a copy of the slides, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 18, 2015 - MDH provided a one-hour HIA webinar 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 copy of the slides, please contact email@example.com.
March 27, 2015 - MDH provided a full-day HIA training in Saint Cloud, MN for planners and public health professionals. The training covered an introduction to HIA; examples of planning and policy HIAs; and steps to get started. Interactive exercises to gain hands-on experience were incorporated. For a copy of the slides, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 26, 2014 - This HIA training, lead by MDH, focused on climate change policies and effects. Content included a specific focus on how and why HIA is particularly well-suited for capturing the influence of climate change on health factors. For a copy of the slides, please contact email@example.com.
July 16, 2014 - MDH provided a half-day HIA training in Duluth, MN. The training covered an introduction to the HIA and the six steps of HIA; examples of HIAs that have been done in Duluth; and steps for getting started. Instruction included in-class exercises to gain hands-on experience performing an HIA. See the July 2014 training slides for more information.
June 13, 2014 - This webinar, lead by MDH, introduced the concept of HIA; discussed different arenas in which HIA can be used; and provided examples of completed HIAs. For a review of the training, see the June 2014 training slides.
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. To review, see the May 2014 training slides.
December 18, 2013 - MDH provided a free, one-day introduction on the 6 steps of HIA, 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.
September 13, 2013 - Over 35 professionals interested in using and promoting HIA were trained by MDH in September 2013. 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. See the September 2013 training slides.
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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.