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Health Impact Assessment:

Incorporating Health into Planning and Decision-Making

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) can be used to evaluate a proposed plan or project's potential effects on the health of a population. HIA provides evidence-based recommendations aimed at enhancing positive health impacts and minimizing negative ones, providing an approach to the decision-making process by:

  • Considering health outcomes such as social, economic and environmental influences;
  • Convening diverse members of the public to elicit multiple perspectives and input;
  • Identifying groups of people who might be particularly vulnerable to health impacts; and
  • Reviewing potential strategies that may reduce negative health impacts and increase positive impacts.


Upcoming Health Impact Assessment Workshops

May 9, 2017

This course is eligible for 10 points toward certification in the Sustainable Jersey program under the "Health in All Policies Professional Development Training" action. Click here for more information on the Sustainable Jersey program.


More Information about Health Impact Assessment

What is HIA?
How can HIA lead to a healthier NJ?

Interested in learning more? Visit www.phci.rutgers.edu.

 

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