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Online Course - Health Impact Assessment, step by step

Webinar - How and Why Evaluate the Implementation of a Health Impact Assessment Process (HIA)? (Offered in French) Thursday October 10, 2019 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT.
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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.

Thierno Diallo


In this webinar, co-presented by the NCC for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) and the NCCHPP, Thierno Diallo presented the HIA process as a tool for promoting the adoption of healthy public policies. He introduced the NCCHPP's online course on HIA as a tool to support HIA capacity building. Then Gabrielle Manseau spoke about her HIA experience on HIA's challenges and benefits, as well as her experience with the NCCHPP's online course. This webinar was held on February 13, 2020.
February 2020. Description. Webinar Recording.
The NCCHPP and the Partenariats et expertises transversales (partnerships and cross-cutting expertises) unit of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) organized a seminar on the evaluation of health impact assessments (HIAs).
December 2019. Description.
This webinar discussed the evaluation of an HIA process. It was offered in French only.
October 2019. Description.
On May 1, 2019, Thierno Diallo from the NCCHPP contributed to a panel discussion at a symposium entitled "Building a Collaborative Environment: Bridging Disciplines of Public Health and Planning". The symposium was held at the Public Health 2019 Conference of the Canadian Public Health Association in Ottawa from April 30 to May 2, 2019.
May 2019. DescriptionDownload.  899 K
On October 23, 2018, the Centre's Thierno Diallo offered a presentation during a day of exchanges on Health Impact Assessment (HIA) that was held in Rennes, France. This day was organized by the École des hautes études en santé publique (EHESP) and gathered together experts from France, Switzerland and Québec.
February 2019. Description. Download.  1.8 MB.
The NCCHPP's Louise St-Pierre offered a presentation at JASP on November 22, 2016.
September 2016.  Description.  Download  1.4 MB
The NCCHPP's Louise St-Pierre was joined by Toronto Public Health's Ronald Macfarlane to present a webinar for discussion and exchange on the practice of HIA. This webinar took place on March 5, 2015.
March 2015. DescriptionDownload  1 MB
On October 21 and November 25, 2014, Julie Castonguay from the NCCHPP led a webinar entitled “What is Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of Public Policies?”. 
November 2014. Description. Download  1.35 MB
As part of the 2014 Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) Conference “People Matter”, Julie Castonguay gave a presentation on how health impact assessment can assist decision makers in the development of healthy public policies.
June 2014. Description.
François Gagnon, Olivier Bellefleur, and Julie Castonguay of the NCCHPP, in collaboration with Émile Tremblay, of Québec's Montérégie Public Health Unit (Direction de la santé publique de la Montérégie), offered this full-day pre-conference session at CPHA 2014 in Toronto. This workshop, made possible with a financial contribution from the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer through the Healthy Canada by Design CLASP Initiative, was held on May 26, 2014.
May 2014. Description. Download  2.74 MB
On Wednesday April 30, 2014, Julie Castonguay and Louise St-Pierre led a half-day workshop on HIA during a conference organized by the Public Health Association of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and the Public Health Association of Nova Scotia, in Moncton, NB. 
Published in May 2014. Description.  Download  3.2 MB
On Tuesday November 26, Julie Castonguay and Louise St -Pierre will host a day-long methodological workshop on HIA.
September 2013.  Description.
As part of the 12th International Conference on HIA held in Québec City in August 2012, the NCCHPP organized this discussion workshop.
Published in December 2012.  Description.
As part of the 12th International Conference on HIA held in Québec City in August 2012, the NCCHPP offered an introductory workshop on the health impact assessment (HIA) approach.
Published in December 2012. Description.
The NCCHPP and NCCAH explored Health Impact Assessment and its usefulness in First Nations, Métis and Inuit contexts.
Published in June 2012.  Description.
The goal of this workshop was to offer public health practitioners in the Saguenay region an overview of the HIA process with particular attention on its application at the local level.
Published in May 2012.  DescriptionDownload    2.49 MB
The NCCHPP's Anika Mendell made this presentation on April 15, 2011 at the International HIA Conference in Granada, Spain.
Published in September 2011.  DescriptionDownload  515 K
This inaugural Symposium on Health Impact Assessment was presented at the 4th Conference of the Programmes locaux et régionaux de santé, June 27, 2011, in Gatineau (Québec).
May 2011.  Description.
What makes a vibrant community? The NCCHPP co-organized a full day workshop on Health Impact Assessment at the pre-symposium, held in Winnipeg in March, 2010. 
Published in April, 2010.  DescriptionDownload  1.24 M.
The NCCHPP presented a pre-conference workshop on health impact assessment during the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health 2009 Summer Institute.
Published in July, 2009.  Description.
This presentation was part of the NCCHPP's pre-conference session on healthy public policy at the Canadian Public Health Association's 2009 Conference.
Published in June, 2009.  Description.  Download  764 K.
In June, 2008, Louise St-Pierre made a presentation to the Senate Subcommittee on Population Health about health impact assessment and its potential use at the federal level.
Published in July 2008.  DescriptionDownload.  210 K.
At the Canadian Public Health Association's 2008 Conference in Halifax, the Centre's Louise St-Pierre presented the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) approach and showed how it can be used as a tool to address health inequalities.
Published in June 2008.  DescriptionDownload  522 K.
The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.