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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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Developing a Citizen-Participation Strategy for Health Impact Assessment: Practical Guide
This practical guide looks at the relevance and the feasibility of a citizen-participation strategy in the context of a health impact assessment.
Published in September 2013.  DescriptionDownload    2.88 MB

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a practice that aims to estimate the potential impacts of policies, programs or projects on population health, so as to minimize the negative and maximize the positive effects. The founding documents of HIA, and in particular the Gothenburg Consensus Paper (European Centre for Health Policy, 1999), identify citizen participation as one of its cornerstones.
This guide introduces a framework for reflection to assist HIA practitioners who are trying to determine whether it is relevant for them to develop a citizen-participation strategy and, if so, what form this should take.

More specifically, it will allow practitioners to:

1) Analyze the context within which an HIA is being carried out.
2) Determine the following elements:

- the objectives of the citizen-participation strategy;
- which citizens should be involved;
- the step(s) during which citizens should be involved;
- the degree of influence that citizens should exercise. 


Developing a Citizen-Participation Strategy for Health Impact Assessment: Practical Guide
46 pages
 2.88 MB



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There are many practical tools in this guide. In order to facilitate their use, we have extracted these tools as standalone versions that you can use.
(In Word format; each is approximately 200 K.)

Table 1. Analyzing the relevance of participation based on the cornerstones of HIA
Table 2. Analyzing the feasibility of citizen participation in an HIA
Table 3. Objectives of citizen participation in an HIA
Table 4. The five steps in the HIA process
Figure 3.Conceptual map of citizen participation in HIA

You may also wish to consult our other documents on Citizen Participation in HIA.

Citizen Participation in Health Impact Assessment: Overview of Issues
Citizen Participation in Health Impact Assessment (HIA): An Overview of the Principal Arguments Supporting It

Citizen Participation in Health Impact Assessment (HIA): An Overview of the Risks and Obstacles

The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.