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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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HIA 2012 - Becoming Familiar with HIA as a Strategy for Health in All Policies - Preconference Workshop
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 three-hour workshop was given in French in the morning and in English in the afternoon. It was intended for all persons interested in ensuring that health is taken into account during policy development, be they associated with the public health community, community organizations or government.

HIA is a structured process. Within the context of policy development, it allows for an examination of the relationship between a range of elements, thus encouraging decision-making that takes into account potential health effects.

To consult the many other presentations (video and PDF) available on the conference website, click here.

Health Impact Assessment: An Overview
Louise St-Pierre
24 Slides
  1.5 MB (on the HIA 2012 website)
Image - first page of the presentation - click to download (from the HIA 2012 website)
HIA and Decision-making Processes
François Benoit
15 Slides
 625 K (on the HIA 2012 website)
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Equity-focused Health Impact Assessment (EfHIA): A tool to assist decision-makers in the City of Greater Sudbury
Stephanie Lefebvre
22 Slides
  955 K (on the HIA 2012 website)
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From theory to practice: perspectives on HIA
Émile Tremblay
12 slides
  544 K (on the HIA 2012 website)
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The overall goal of the workshop was to:

  • Familiarize participants with the HIA process as a means of facilitating the integration of health in all policies.

Specific goals were to enable participants to:

  • Describe the state of HIA practice in Canada and around the world; 
  • Situate HIA practice within the context of Health in All Policies as compared to other models or ways of understanding of HIA practice; 
  • Identify the standard HIA steps as well as to choose the related tools involded; 
  • Use two tools related to the standard HIA steps; 
  • Recognize the conditions that favour the use of knowledge generated from HIA in decision making.

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