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Online Course - Health Impact Assessment, step by step

Webinar - How and Why Evaluate the Implementation of a Health Impact Assessment Process (HIA)? (Offered in French) Thursday October 10, 2019 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT.
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Health Impact Assessment: Fundamentals, Steps, Resources - Web Presentation

Health Impact Assessment of the TOD Neighbourhood Project in Sainte-Catherine. Report on potential impacts and recommendations
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Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Toolbox – Cost Calculator, Screening Grid, and Scoping Tool

Online Continuing Education Course HIA Step by Step

Annotated Bibliography: Health Impact Assessment
596 K

SOPHIA's HIA of the Americas Workshop. Oakland, United States. Fall 2014. Conference website.

HIA 2013 International Conference. Geneva, Switzerland. Presentations (PDF) on the conference website.

HIA 2012 International Conference. Québec, QC. Presentations (PDF & video) on the conference website.

Health Impact Assessment Blog. News and information on HIA, by the International Association for Impact Assessment's Health Section.

Communicating about equity in health impact assessment.
 1.23 Mo. On the SOPHIA website.

Health Impact Assessment of Transportation and Land Use Planning Activities – Guidebook.  8.56 MB. On the site of Metro Vancouver.

L'Evaluation d'impacts sur la santé. Une aide à la décision pour des politiques favorables à la santé, durables et équitables. (In French.) On the site of l'INPES - Institut national de prévention et d'éducation pour la santé.

UCLA Health Impact Assessment Clearinghouse – Learning and Information Center. (On the site of UCLA - HIA Clearinghouse)

SOPHIA - The Society of Practitioners of HIA. On the SOPHIA website. 

Equity-Focused Health Impact Assessment - A Community Pilot 1.58 MB. On the site of Sudbury & District Health Unit, 2012.

The Impact and Effectiveness of Equity Focused Health Impact Assessment in Health Service Planning, Ben Harris-Roxas. On the site of Harris-Roxas Health, 2014.

Rapports d'évaluation d'impact sur la santé – Direction de santé publique de la Montérégie. (In French). HIA reports and background information produced by the Regional health authority of Montérégie (QC).

Do Health Impact Assessments make a difference? On the site of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2014.

The effectiveness of health impact assessment in influencing decision-making in Autralia and New Zealand 2005-2009. On the site of BioMed Central Public Health, 2013.

The Effectiveness of Health Impact Assessment 1.1 MB. On the site of the World Health Organization, European Office, 2007. Abstract.

Health Equity Impact Assessment. By Povall et al. (2013). On the site of Health Promotion International.

Improving Health in the United States: The Role of Health Impact Assessment. By the National Research Council (USA), 2011. On the site of the National Academies Press.

Improving the use of evidence in health impact assessment  525 K. On the site of the World Health Organization: Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 88(7) July 2010.

Health Impact assessment : main concepts and suggested approach, Gothenburg consensus paper.  138 K. European Centre for Health Policy, 1999. On the site of the WHO Regional Office for Europe.

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This practical guide aims to support the reader in carrying out a health impact assessment (HIA).
Published in December 2019. Description. Download.  752 K
This briefing note provides a perspective on current practice of mental health impact assessment of projects, programs or policies.
Published in March 2016.  DescriptionDownload  1.4 MB
Recognizing the conditions that make HIA an appropriate choice for a given situation is an issue central to the consolidation of the practice in Canada. This briefing note aims to clarify the specificity of HIA as compared to similar public health practices.
Published in March 2015.  Description.  Download   462 K
This document presents the analyses and recommendations produced within the context of a health impact assessment (HIA) of a residential development project, characterized as a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD).
Published in June 2014. Description. Download   2.7 MB
This toolkit contains three tools that were developed or adapted by the NCCHPP for Health Impact Assessment (HIA) practitioners. They can also be useful for those wanting to learn more about the different steps of the HIA process.
Update in July 2014. Description.
This briefing note identifies the basic organizational conditions necessary for incorporating HIAs into routine practice.
Published in March 2014. DescriptionDownload  590 K
This document presents an overview of the experiences that were shared at this interprovincial-territorial meeting on HIA.
Published in December 2013. Description.  Download  1 MB
This document is a summary of the discussions carried out in August 2012 during the 12th International Conference on Health Impact Assessment.
Published in October 2013.  Description.  Download   926 K
This briefing note explains how to plan and incorporate knowledge-sharing activities while conducting a health impact assessment.
Published in September 2013.  DescriptionDownload  601 K
This practical guide looks at the relevance and the feasibility of a citizen-participation strategy in the context of a health impact assessment.
Published in September 2013.  DescriptionDownload    2.88 MB
This paper provides a brief review of section 54 of Québec's Public Health Act. It describes the context of its adoption as law, the procedures introduced by the Québec government to help in its implementation, and some of the results achieved to date.
Published in August 2012.  Description.  Download  598 K
Last summer, we contacted provincial respondents to find out about recent developments in HIA. This update will let you know what we learned.
Published in August 2012.  DescriptionDownload   149 K
This document examines the main arguments in favour of citizen participation as well as some of the obstacles and risks associated with citizen participation in HIA.
Published in May 2012.  DescriptionDownload  870 K
To facilitate the work of those searching for HIA guides or tools adapted to their needs, we have listed and classified the HIA guides and tools available on the internet. This document was originally published in June 2008, and was updated in 2011-2012.
Updated version published in April 2012.  DescriptionDownload  970 K
The main focus of this inventory of HIA resources is the practice of HIA as related to the development of healthy public policy. This document was originally published in May 2009, and was updated in November 2011.
Updated version published in February 2012.  DescriptionDownload  589 K
This fact sheet explores the four main arguments favouring citizen participation in HIA.
Published in December 2011.  DescriptionDownload   1.8 MB
This fact sheet explores five categories of factors that can explain the significant gap between the participatory rhetoric attached to HIA, and actual practices.
Published in December 2011.  DescriptionDownload    1.8 MB
This document provides a brief account of an HIA pilot project undertaken at the municipal level, in Québec's Montérégie region, and reports on the key findings that emerged from the process.
Published in October 2011.  Description.  Download    798 K
This document examines four different Impact Assessment approaches that are used in Canada, including Health Impact Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Strategic Environmental Assessment, and Risk Assessment. 
Published in February 2011.  DescriptionDownload   822 K
PowerPoint presentation to be used to disseminate HIA-related information.
Published in September, 2010.  DescriptionDownload  PPT 2.15 MB.
A series that will examine the practice of HIA from various perspectives. This edition is the second in the series.
Published in March, 2010.  DescriptionDownload    304 K
A series that will examine the practice of HIA from various perspectives. This edition is the first in the series.  
Published in November, 2009.  DescriptionDownload  484 K.
Project Summary "Influencing Healthy Public Policy with Community Health Impact Assessment."
Published in November, 2009.  DescriptionDownload  429 K.
A point of reference for North American Health Impact Assessment practitioners. Produced by the North American HIA Practice Standards Working Group.
Posted on this site in October, 2009.  DescriptionDownload  120 K.
The results from a meeting of representatives of provincial ministries of health, discussing HIA practices and potential in Canada.
Published in October, 2009.  DescriptionDownload  190 K.
Introductory overview of the PATH project, showing the different steps and projects that shaped the history of this movement.
Published in October, 2009.  DescriptionDownload  482 K
A Review of Existing HIA Courses, Methods and Results.
Published in October, 2009.  DescriptionDownload   233K.
A short introduction to Health Impact Assessment (HIA).
Published in June, 2009.  DescriptionDownload.   90 K.
The NCCHPP publishes the English translation of this study of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in Québec following the 2001 adoption of Québec's Public Health Act.
Published in October, 2008.  DescriptionDownload  232 K.
What is the state of HIA in Canada? The NCCHPP convened the Canadian Roundtable as an expert group on HIA, and asked questions about HIA in the Canadian context at the group's February 22, 2008 meeting. We are publishing the report of the event here.
Published in September, 2008.  DescriptionDownload  223 K.
This document presents the promises and challenges of health impact assessment (HIA) and its development possibilities for Canada.
Published in February, 2008.  DescriptionDownload  101 K
The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.