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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.

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Webinar - HIA Practitioners take the microphone
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

In March 2015, the Centre presented the first webinar of the series Practitioners take the microphone. During this series, practitioners are invited to share their experience in terms of health impact assessment (HIA) with public health actors who are interested in this practice. This series is designed to allow time for discussion among participants and each webinar will address a specific HIA issue.

The webinar gave the microphone to an HIA practitioner who talked about stakeholder consultations during the HIA process and the integration of the knowledge gained from these consultations into the assessment. Ronald Macfarlane, manager at Toronto Public Health and a longstanding promoter of HIA with international involvement, shared the HIA experiences gained in his organization. He presented an approach that has been developed to learn about the concerns and the perspectives of groups of people who may be affected by a project. He discussed the challenges and benefits of this approach with participants.

HIA Practitioners take the microphone: Stakeholder participation in HIA
by Ronald Macfarlane
40 slides
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 Image - first page of the presentation - click to download

Related Readings:

For more information about Toronto Public Health's stakeholder consultation approach, have a look at the following document: Key Stakeholder Consultation Summary of the proposed Billy Bishop Airport Extension Health Impact Assessment.

The City of Toronto has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study to identify a preferred approach to managing biosolids from the Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (HCTP).

You can also consult the following HIA: Mixed Waste Processing Study Health Impact Assessment.


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