Upcoming Webinar on Health Impact Assessments
Feb 13, 2012, 3:50 PM, Posted by NewPublicHealth
In advance of the Inaugural Health Impact Assessment Meeting, the American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics (ASLME); Network for Public Health Law; Public Health Law Association (PHLA); and the Public Health Law Research Program are hosting a webinar, "Learning More About Health Impact Assessments," on Thursday February 16, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (EST).
Health impact assessments (HIAs) bring together scientific data, health expertise and public input to identify the potential—and often overlooked—health effects of proposed laws, regulations, projects and programs. HIAs provide decision-makers with the information they need to advance smarter policies to help build safe, healthy, thriving communities.
The webinar will provide a basic overview of health impact assessments; examine the development of an innovative HIA tool; and explore the legal authority authorizing, supporting or prohibiting HIAs.
- Aaron Wernham, MD, director of the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts
- Harmony Gmazel, MS, land use planner for the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission in Lansing, Mich.
- Erin Fuse Brown, JD, MPH, deputy director of the Network for Public Health Law – Western Region at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
The webinar is free and open to anyone interested. Register here by 1 p.m. (EST) on February 14. Instructions will be sent to participants.
This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF New Public Health blog.