Integrating Health Impact Assessments into the Federal Environmental Impact Process with a Focus on Alaska Native Communities

Advancing Public Health Practice and Policy Solutions

The federal environmental impact statement (EIS) process applies to large projects such as mines and oil and gas development. And, more broadly, the process applies to any federal agency decision with potentially significant environmental impacts. Historically, despite frequent public concerns, EISs rarely included substantial analysis of health effects. This project successfully integrated public health considerations into environmental impact statements for several natural resource development proposals, using the methodology of Health Impact Assessment (HIA.) The project involved a partnership between tribes, regulatory agencies and health professionals to incorporate HIA into the EIS process that applied to oil and gas development and mining in Alaska. This document focuses on integrating HIA into the EIS process as a tool to protect and promote public health.

Advancing Public Health Practice and Policy Solutions

  1. 1. Developing Policies to Address Oral Health Issues in California Schools
  2. 2. Developing a Community Scorecard to Chronicle Public Health Disparities in South Los Angeles
  3. 3. Developing a Model Program for Integrating Tribal Public Health into the Multijursidictional Public Health System for Infectious Diseases
  4. 4. Integrating Health Impact Assessments into the Federal Environmental Impact Process with a Focus on Alaska Native Communities
  5. 5. Voices for Change: A Social Action Campaign to Restore the Health and Safety of Residents of the Westside of San Bernardino County, California
  6. 6. Threats of Litigation Against Proposed Public Health Laws
  7. 7. Using Health Impact Assessment
  8. 8. Identifying Effective Catalysts for Action Toward Community Health Improvement in Underserved Communities in Wisconsin
  9. 9. Developing a Health Equity Toolbox for Health Practitioners to Advance Public Health Advocacy to Eliminate Health Disparities
  10. 10. Meta-Analysis of the Literature on the Effect of Alcohol Taxes/Prices on Drinking, Morbidity and Mortality
  11. 11. Using Biomonitoring and Air Monitoring in a Study at Tulare County to Implement a New California Public Health Law on Exposure to Environmental Toxicants
  12. 12. Advancing Health Equity by Institutionalizing the Role of Local Health Departments in Decisions Affecting the Built Environment
  13. 13. Expanding the Ability of Practitioners and Scholars to Assess Law as a Tool to Improve Public Health
  14. 14. Stronger Partnerships for Safer Food