Be a Part of the First National Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Meeting: April 3-4, 2012
Dec 19, 2011, 9:09 PM, Posted by NewPublicHealth
In response to burgeoning national interest in using health impact assessment (HIA) as a tool to factor health into policy decisions, the Health Impact Project and other leading health organizations will convene a first-ever National HIA Meeting on April 3-4, 2012, in Washington, D.C. Policy-makers, public health professionals, community-based organizations, researchers and elected and appointed officials from across the country will hear the latest on how HIA is being and can be used to inform policy decisions outside health in areas such as planning, transportation, housing, agriculture, energy, education and the environment.
The meeting is being organized by The California Endowment, the National Network of Public Health Institutes, and the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Visit the National HIA Meeting website for additional information about the meeting and guidelines for the submission of abstracts and scholarship applications.
- Learn more about the Health Impact Project, a national initiative designed to promote the use of HIA as a decision-making tool for policy-makers.
- Read an interview about the National Research Council Report on HIA with Pamela Russo, M.D., M.P.H., a senior program officer at RWJF.
This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF New Public Health blog.