GEH1302:            A Critical Review of Health Impact Assessment Guidance Documents

Speaker:              Kanan Patel-Coleman, MPH

Over the last twenty years, health impact assessment (HIA) has been developing as an analytical tool, typically as part of an environmental impact assessment process during the planning phase to evaluate proposed projects

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Over the last twenty years, health impact assessment (HIA) has been developing as an analytical tool, typically as part of an environmental impact assessment process during the planning phase, to evaluate proposed projects and policies. 

 

A number of guidance documents have emerged to help enhance the application of HIA tools and concepts to various types of projects and policies (or in various contexts).  In this presentation we will provide a critical review of North American and select international HIA guidance documents.  The documents will be compared as to methodology, range of options presented, applicability, and other key criteria.  Suggestions will be offered as to which documents would be best referenced depending on the specific purpose of the HIA to be performed.