March 2020 HiAP Webinar: Health Impact Checklist, A Tool for Policymaking
March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The third webinar in NACCHO’s 2020 Monthly Health in All Policies (HiAP) Webinar Series, to be held on Tuesday, March 24 at 2:00pm ET, will feature the Kansas Health Institute’s Health Impact Checklist.
Every day, policymakers and communities wrestle with decisions on issues such as nuisance abatement, zoning, housing, and others. These decisions can impact the health of the community, though in some cases, the connection between the issue and health might not be immediately clear. To help make these connections, the public health field created excellent tools, including Health Impact Assessments; Health Notes, developed by Health Impact Project; Health Lens Checklist, developed by Kent County; Health Impact Reviews (HIRs), developed by Washington State Board of Health; and Health in All Policies: Health Lens Analysis Tool, developed by Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.
To complement these efforts, the Kansas Health Institute developed a Health Impact Checklist (HI-C). The HI-C uses a combination of checklists and written responses to explicitly connect questions about social, economic and environmental conditions with questions about potential health impacts and impacts on populations. Further, the tool guides users to create practical recommendations. The tool also includes a template for a one-page summary that aims to provide a high-level snapshot of the findings.
This webinar will showcase examples of a completed tool on the topics of nuisance abatement, abandoned properties, and broadband access.