Best Practices in Health Impact Assessments

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

9:00 AM4:00 PM

  • Dates: April 25, 2013
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Sheraton City Center, Indianapolis
  • Registration Fee: $75 for professionals; $40 for current students

The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI is pleased to invite you to Best Practices in Health Impact Assessments. This full day symposium features Martin Birley, MSc, DIC, PhD, a pioneer of health impact assessments (HIA) since 1984.

“Doctors advise their patients on how they can stay healthy. In many ways, Health Impact Assessment (HIA) provides the same advice to communities. This advice helps communities make informed choices about improving public health through community design,” explains CDC.

The CDC also describes HIA as a process that helps evaluate the potential health effects of a plan, project or policy before it is built or implemented. An HIA can provide recommendations to increase positive health outcomes and minimize adverse health outcomes. HIA brings potential public health
impacts and considerations to the decision-making process for plans, projects, and policies that fall outside the traditional public health arenas, such as transportation and land use.

Dr. Birley will introduce the methods and tools of the HIA process, practice standards, and evaluation activities. Participants will also practice screening and have an opportunity to network with other participants, especially those from the same geographic areas. Throughout the day, tips for success with HIAs will be shared.