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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
 2.7 MB

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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Q & A - Online Courses in HIA
The NCCHPP has developed two different online courses on HIA of public policies. The response to the original course was significant, and we have received a large number of questions about these courses since they were first announced in November 2012. In order to respond to some common questions, we have created this space. Here you can find some frequently-asked questions, with our responses.

For any other questions which have not been addressed here, please contact us at

Updated January 20, 2014.
Question: What is the difference between the “Online university course” and the “Online continuing education course”?
The online course “Introduction to health impact assessment” is an academic course offered by the Université de Montréal. The time necessary to complete this course is 45 hours: 15 hours online and 30 hours of individual assignments and readings (including a final assignment). This is a master's-level course, for which participants need to meet the prerequisites (a bachelor's degree in a health sector domain). All participants who complete this course successfully receive 1 academic credit. The content of the course has been developed by the NCCHPP, but Université de Montréal is responsible for administering this course. Please note that all administrative tasks concerning this course must be done in French, since all forms and instructions are only available in French. 

The online continuing education course “HIA step by step” is offered by the NCCHPP on the Virtual Campus of the INSPQ (Québec's Public Health Institute). This course focuses on the five steps of HIA. It takes 12 hours to complete, including the self-paced modules, many interactive activities, such as two webinars, discussion forums, and more. The only prerequisite is to possess basic knowledge on population health. This online course is accredited for awarding Continuing Education credits.

Question: When will the next online university course be offered?
Please consult the academic calendar of the Université de Montréal's website (available only in French): The course codes are MSO 6331 for the French version, and MSO 6332 for the English version.

Question: Are these two courses also open for international students?
Yes - Both courses are open for international students. Also note that these courses are offered both in French and in English. 

Question: Do I need to be present at a specific time to take part in these online courses?
Yes and no – For the online continuing education course, the two webinars are presented live, but a recording of the webinar will be made available the next day. Afterwards, the self-paced online modules will be presented asynchronously; that is, they can be done according to your own schedule. For the specific time and date of the webinars, please see the main course page here.

For the online university course, no live activities are planned. However, discussion forums on specific topics will be mandatory, and will be open for a specific couple of days according to the proposed course calendar. This will require you to be up-to-date in that topic at that time. So you are not completely free to follow your own calendar for the course.

Question: My organization is interested in HIA and many colleagues would like to take part in this course. What are our options?
The NCCHPP is also open to creating special group options, through which the content of the online course can be adapted to better suit your organization's needs. The learning method could also be adapted to facilitate in-person or online group exercises in which colleagues could collaborate. Please contact to discuss this possibility.
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