Health Impact Assessment

The Effect of Parental Incarceration on Children’s Health: Lessons Learned from a Health Impact Assessment

By: Judi Jennings, Special Project Director, Louisville, KY The Special Project recently completed a health impact assessment (HIA) demonstrating how public health leaders, artists and criminal justice reformers can work together to assess how parental incarceration harms…

Rochester Bike Share Health Impact Assessment

Common Ground Health conducted a health impact assessment on the bike share program in Rochester, NY to analyze the impact on resident health and any barriers to access. The HIA recommended installing new bike stations in…

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…

NEHA 2016 Conference (PM) Sessions: Highlighting the Health Impact Assessment

This year’s National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition is featuring a multitude of sessions promoting the value and significance of the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) for environmental health (EH) professionals, agencies and partners.…