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Health Impact Assessment: Fundamentals, Steps, Resources - Web Presentation

Health Impact Assessment of the TOD Neighbourhood Project in Sainte-Catherine. Report on potential impacts and recommendations
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Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Toolbox – Cost Calculator, Screening Grid, and Scoping Tool

Online Continuing Education Course HIA Step by Step

Annotated Bibliography: Health Impact Assessment
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SOPHIA's HIA of the Americas Workshop. Oakland, United States. Fall 2014. Conference website.

HIA 2013 International Conference. Geneva, Switzerland. Presentations (PDF) on the conference website.

HIA 2012 International Conference. Québec, QC. Presentations (PDF & video) on the conference website.

Health Impact Assessment Blog. News and information on HIA, by the International Association for Impact Assessment's Health Section.

Communicating about equity in health impact assessment.
 1.23 Mo. On the SOPHIA website.

Health Impact Assessment of Transportation and Land Use Planning Activities – Guidebook.  8.56 MB. On the site of Metro Vancouver.

L'Evaluation d'impacts sur la santé. Une aide à la décision pour des politiques favorables à la santé, durables et équitables. (In French.) On the site of l'INPES - Institut national de prévention et d'éducation pour la santé.

UCLA Health Impact Assessment Clearinghouse - Learning and Information Center. (On the site of UCLA - HIA Clearinghouse)

SOPHIA - The Society of Practitioners of HIA. On the SOPHIA website. 

Equity-Focused Health Impact Assessment - A Community Pilot 1.58 MB. On the site of Sudbury & District Health Unit, 2012.

The Impact and Effectiveness of Equity Focused Health Impact Assessment in Health Service Planning, Ben Harris-Roxas. On the site of Harris-Roxas Health, 2014.

Rapports d'évaluation d'impact sur la santé – Direction de santé publique de la Montérégie. (In French). HIA reports and background information produced by the Regional health authority of Montérégie (QC).

Do Health Impact Assessments make a difference? On the site of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2014.

The effectiveness of health impact assessment in influencing decision-making in Autralia and New Zealand 2005-2009. On the site of BioMed Central Public Health, 2013.

The Effectiveness of Health Impact Assessment 1.1 MB. On the site of the World Health Organization, European Office, 2007. Abstract.

Health Equity Impact Assessment. By Povall et al. (2013). On the site of Health Promotion International.

Improving Health in the United States: The Role of Health Impact Assessment. By the National Research Council (USA), 2011. On the site of the National Academies Press.

Improving the use of evidence in health impact assessment  525 K. On the site of the World Health Organization: Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 88(7) July 2010.

Health Impact assessment : main concepts and suggested approach, Gothenburg consensus paper.  138 K. European Centre for Health Policy, 1999. On the site of the WHO Regional Office for Europe.

Louise St-Pierre


Implementation of Section 54 of Québec's Public Health Act
This paper provides a brief review of section 54 of Québec's Public Health Act. It describes the context of its adoption as law, the procedures introduced by the Québec government to help in its implementation, and some of the results achieved to date.
Published in August 2012.  Description.  Download  598 K

Since the 2002 adoption of the Québec Public Health Act's section 54, Québec government bodies proposing laws or regulations must first go through a health impact assessment (HIA) process.

This paper provides a brief review of section 54. It describes the context of its adoption as law, the procedures introduced by the Québec government to help in its implementation, and some of the results achieved to date.

Specifically, the paper addresses the following questions:

1. How did health impact assessment come to be adopted in Québec?
• Its history
• Its formulation

2. How has the measure been implemented? What are the roles of the:
• Ministère de Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS)
• Government ministries and agencies
• Institut national de santé publique (INSPQ)

3. What results have been achieved in the past five years?

The NCCHPP originally published this document in 2008. This revised and updated version was published in August 2012.

Implementation of Section 54 of Québec's Public Health Act                
9 pages 
 598 K

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