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.

You can submit abstracts for the meeting here. And read more of NewPublicHealth's coverage on HIAs here.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF New Public Health blog.