Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

Why?

  1. To determine
    • the potential effects of a proposed policy, plan, program, or project on the health of a population;
    • the distribution of the effects within the population.
  2. Provide recommendations on monitoring and managing those effects.

How?

  • a systematic process;
  • using an array of data sources and analytic methods;
  • promoting and fully considering input from the broad range of stakeholders.

Read more at http://uwphi.pophealth.wisc.edu/programs/health-policy/health-impact-assessment.htm.