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.
Amount Awarded $2,570,308.00
Awarded on: 2/22/2011
Time frame: 3/1/2011 - 3/31/2014
Grant Number: 68590