Health Impact Assessment

New NACCHO Report: HiAP Initiatives at Local Health Departments

NACCHO recently released a new report titled “Health in All Policies: Experiences from Local Health Departments.” The findings in the report are based on listening sessions and key informant interviews with local health officials leading or…

New Report: Using HIA to Assess Potential Health Outcomes for a Proposed Trail in Chicago

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) recently released a new report examining the health implications of a proposed trail, set to cover 1.7 miles across two Chicago-based…

Health in All Policies Makes Headway in Tampa, FL

By Allison Nguyen, MPH, CHES, Community Engagement Coordinator Florida Department of Health, Hillsborough County Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a cross-sector collaborative approach that incorporates health, sustainability, and equity into decision making by government agencies.…

Newly Released: NACCHO Exchange Summer 2016 Issue

The newest issue of the NACCHO Exchange, our quarterly magazine was sent out to all local health departments (LHDs) across the country last week. The summer 2016 issue focuses on environmental health, highlighting topics including vector…

New One-Pager: The Value of HIA to Community Partners

Across the country, local health departments (LHDs) often struggle to explain the value of health impact assessment (HIA) to community stakeholders. In an effort to support this effort, NACCHO’s HIA community of practice, comprised of…

Health Impact Assessment: An Essential Tool for Health Department Accreditation

By Shannon Browlee, MPH, Public Health Educator, Okaland County Health Division (MI) and Stephanie Souter, MS, Planner II,Washington County (MN) Public Health & Environment Seeking accreditation status from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), and integrating…

The Health Impact Assessment: Building Environmental Health Capacity

By Sandra Whitehead, PhD, Director of Program and Partnership Development, National Environmental Health Association  More and more, local health departments (LHDs) are being forced to cut their environmental health programs. This pattern is caused by…