Using Health Impact Assessment

How HIA Made Billings, Mont., a Community that is Healthy by Design

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a combination of procedures, methods and tools intended to provide a set of evidence-based recommendations that can be used to inform the planning of programs, projects and policies. HIA seeks to maximize the positive health impacts and minimize the negative impacts of these proposed policies, programs or projects. A successful HIA involves the community and uses the results of the study to present recommendations to decision-makers. This particular project used HIA as a tool to communicate with stakeholders and to advocate to decision-makers in Yellowstone County, Mont.

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

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