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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
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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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Report on the Canadian Roundtable on Health Impact Assesment (HIA)
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.

The NCCHPP has gathered together an expert Health Impact Assessment (HIA) reference group. In February, 2008 we hosted a Roundtable on HIA in the Canadian context. Some twenty people from Canada and abroad were invited to discuss, with members of the NCCHPP, the various issues and possibilities in Canada regarding the development of HIA. The participants were invited to answer two major questions:

What lessons can we draw from Canadian and international experiences in HIA?

What opportunities and areas of development exist for this practice in Canada?

To answer these questions, the discussions were organized around four broad themes:

• Choosing HIA to work on healthy public policy at the local level.
• International and Canadian lessons from the past.
• What we can learn from current initiatives.
• The NCCHPP and support for this approach in Canada.

Report on the Canadian Roundtable on Health Impact Assessment (HIA)
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The presentation of three Canadian initiatives currently using HIA (The PATH Project, in Nova Scotia; the City of Toronto's Public Health Department; and Monterégie, Quebec) as a frame of reference for taking action on policies at the local level also stimulated discussion and brought out several issues and needs surrounding this practice in Canada. A brief description of these three initiatives is presented in the Appendix.

This document presents the results of each discussion topic and the key points that can add new perspectives to current discussions on HIA. 

The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.