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Study Looks at How to Improve Quality of Life

The conditions of where we work and play can have a huge impact on our health. In hopes of improving the quality of life in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the City of Duluth used grant money to complete a study looking at how health conditions from transportation to food, can impact one’s quality of life…

 

Center for Community Health and Evaluation Conducts National Study On How HIAs Can Inform Planning and Policy Decisions

The Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has completed a three-year evaluation of health impact assessments (HIAs) in the United States. CCHE conducted an extensive literature review and interviews with practitioners, community stakeholders, and decision-makers to identify factors that make HIAs successful…

Health Affairs Article: Connecting Community Development and Public Health

In the November issue of the journal Health Affairs, current and former staff of the Health Impact Project outlines how connecting the work of community developers and public health professionals through health impact assessments (HIAs) can help improve quality of life in low-income communities.  Community development and public health initiatives share the goal of supporting underserved communities…

 

GIH Bulletin Health Impact Assessments A Pathway to Health Equity

Minnesota-based ISAIAH conducted an HIA to inform legislation around integration and equity in educational opportunities within state-funded schools in Minnesota. “The legislation passed, and this increasingly popular and effective tool – the HIA – was credited for helping inform policy that will lead to better health for Minnesota students”…

 

EPA Releases HIA Review

In December 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an HIA review synthesis report, A Review of Health Impact Assessments in the U.S.: Current State-of-Science, Best Practices, and Areas for Improvement. A systematic review of U.S. HIAs was conducted to give a clear picture of how HIAs are being implemented and to identify potential areas for improving the HIA community of practice…