Expanding RWJF's and Pew's Health Impact Project to advance the use and accelerate policy-makers' awareness of health impact assessments

This funding will advance efforts of the Health Impact Project to increase awareness of and support for the use of health impact assessment (HIA) by federal, state and local policy-makers. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Pew Charitable Trusts collaborated to establish the Health Impact Project in 2009 to promote HIA in the United States. This grant supports: (1) up to eight competitively selected demonstration projects; (2) five strategically selected demonstration projects on topics not previously addressed by HIA in the United States; (3) efforts to institutionalize the use of HIA in the programs or policies of at least two federal agencies; and (4) training, mentoring and technical assistance for demonstration-project grantees. These efforts will complement the Health Impact Project's ongoing work, which includes: (1) coordinating and promoting efforts to increase the use of HIA; (2) completing HIAs of two federal policies outside the traditional health sectors; (3) conducting and disseminating a comprehensive review of laws and regulations that might offer support for integrating health into decision-making activities and policies; and (4) producing other tools and resources to advance the practice and adoption of HIA.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $2,570,308.00

Awarded on: 2/22/2011

Time frame: 3/1/2011 - 3/31/2014

Grant Number: 68590


Pew Charitable Trusts

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Philadelphia, 19103-7042


Aaron A. Wernham
Project Director