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Canadian Experiences in Institutionalizing Health Impact Assessment (HIA). 2013 Interprovincial-Territorial Meeting: Report
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Citizen Participation in HIA: An Overview of the Principal Arguments Supporting It
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Events
Community-driven Health Impact Assessment course at Coady Institute in Nova Scotia - June 4 -20, 2014.

HIA 2013 International Conference. Geneva, Switzerland. October 2-4, 2013. Conference website.

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


Links

The Determinants of Health On the site of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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

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

Centro de Recursos de Evaluación de Impacto en Salud. Site in Spanish with resources in several languages; many in English.

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

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

Health Impact assesment : 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.

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.

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

Mixed Waste Processing HIA - Framework and Results.  On the website of the city of Toronto.

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

Québec's Public Health Act. On the site of the Government of Québec. 


Contact
Louise St-Pierre

Julie Castonguay


 

Citizen Participation in Health Impact Assessment: Overview of Issues
This document examines the main arguments in favour of citizen participation as well as some of the obstacles and risks associated with citizen participation in HIA.
Published in May 2012.  DescriptionDownload  870 K
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Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a practice that aims to evaluate the potential impacts of a policy, program or project on population health so as to minimize the negative and maximize the positive effects.

The founding documents of HIA identify citizen participation as one of the cornerstones of HIA. In fact, some maintain that an HIA remains incomplete without the effective and concrete participation of the community (Dannenberg, Bhatia et al., 2006, p.266).

The aim of this report is to introduce public health actors to the issues surrounding citizen participation in HIA. We will first examine the principal arguments in favour of citizen participation. We will then put these arguments into perspective, by also addressing some of the obstacles and risks associated with citizen participation in HIA.

Citizen Participation in Health Impact Assessment: Overview of Issues   
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Source : Dannenberg, A. L., Bhatia, R. et al. (2006). Growing the field of health impact assessment in the United States: an agenda for research and practice. American Journal of Public Health, 96, 262-270.

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