SOPHIA’s Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Practitioner Workshop

SOPHIA’s HIA Practitioner Workshop (formerly HIA of the Americas) will take place March 7-8, 2016 at The California Endowment in Oakland, CA. The Workshop is intended for current practitioners of Health Impact Assessment interested in strategic field building. Attendees at the two-day workshop will learn and share ideas through presentations, and further the practice of HIA in small working groups.

Registration is now open through Monday February 1, 2016. Please click here to submit your registration form. The draft agenda is now available on the SOPHIA website.

The objectives of this two-day workshop are to:

  • Build a community of HIA practitioners by offering an intimate forum to network and share ideas and tools that elevate the practice of HIA; and
  • Promote excellence in HIA by sharing best practices, tackling challenging HIA related issues, and disseminating resources and work products developed by the working groups.

Please visit the SOPHIA website for more details on registration, location and past workshops.

About Bridget Kerner

Bridget Kerner serves as a program analyst for the Healthy Community Design portfolio at NACCHO. Her work includes research and technical assistance support for local health department Health Impact Assessment (HIA) projects, NACCHO's HIA Community of Practice, and Health in All Policies (HiAP) initiatives.

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