Health Impact Assessments
Every day, decision-makers in transportation, housing and education debate policies that could help address America's health challenges. A collaboration of RWJF and The Pew Charitable Trusts is advancing the use of health impact assessments to identify how policies in non-health sectors might be used to improve people's health.
The health impacts of new real estate developments are largely unmeasured, and thus, ignored. Metrics are needed so communities may advocate for real estate investments that promote better health and well being.
Poverty is a well-documented risk factor for illness and premature death, but few urban and building developers systematically analyze how projects can affect a community’s health. A new framework and tool set aims to help developers do just that.
Collaboration between the health and community development sectors to improve community health is widespread, but assessing quality is limited.
An interactive map tracks the growing list of areas where HIAs are making health a part of decision-making.
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