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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
 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
596 K

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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Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Toolbox – Cost Calculator, Screening Grid, and Scoping Tool
This toolkit contains three tools that were developed or adapted by the NCCHPP for Health Impact Assessment (HIA) practitioners. They can also be useful for those wanting to learn more about the different steps of the HIA process.
Update in July 2014. Description.

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Cost Calculator

This HIA calculator was originally developed by the London Health Observatory (now incorporated within Public Health England). In order to respond to requests from practitioners who were looking for tools to enable them to undertake HIAs, the NCCHPP received permission to adapt it for use in the Canadian context.

This calculator (in the form of an excel spreadsheet) is designed to assist those who are considering an HIA to estimate the time, money and human resources required for the tasks to be performed in an HIA process. The calculator provides suggestions about what to consider when planning for HIA. 

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Cost Calculator
Excel spreadsheet
 107 K

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Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Screening Grid
This screening grid's purpose is to guide reflection on how a policy or project proposal might impact a wide variety of determinants of health, as well as health equity. It was developed to be used in training sessions during small group exercises, by adapting various existing grids and taking international best-practices standards into account. The grid has been made available since it might be useful for HIA practitioners, as well as for those who would like to learn more about the screening step.

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Screening Grid
4 pages
 586 K                            
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Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Process-Scoping Tool

HIA also implies the logistical planning of the HIA process – that is the process-scoping step. At this stage, various questions must be addressed to define who will do what, and how. This is even more necessary since HIA is the fruit of intersectoral and multisciplinary work. This process-scoping tool was developed for the purpose of training sessions, and takes into account the international best-practices standards recognized in the field of HIA.

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Process-Scoping Tool 
5 pages
 1.07 MB
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The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.