16 May 2012

Public Event in Sydney: Effectiveness of HIA in Australia & New Zealand

The findings of a two year Australian Research Council-funded study into the effectiveness of HIA will be discussed at a one day validation meeting at the University of New South Wales on 15th June from 9am-4.30pm.

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$20.00 (at the door includes lunch), Concession holders and NGOs free

RSVP: Mary Knopp 02 96120779 mary.knopp@sswahs.nsw.gov.au (numbers are limited)

Opening Address

Andrew L. Dannenberg, MD, MPH, is an Affiliate Professor of environmental health and of urban design and planning at the University of Washington in Seattle.  He also serves as a consultant to and was formerly Team Lead of the Healthy Community Design Initiative in the National Center for Environmental Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.  For the past decade, his research and teaching has examined the health aspects of community design including land use, transportation, urban planning, and other issues related to the built environment.  He has a particular focus on the use of a health impact assessment as a tool to inform community planners about the health consequences of their decisions.  Dr. Dannenberg is co-author with Howard Frumkin and Richard Jackson of Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Wellness, and Sustainability published by Island Press in 2011.


  • Welcome. Professor Mark Harris
  • Opening: Professor Fan Baum – what did WHO CSDOH say about HIA as a tool for addressing health inequity
  • HIA in the USA: What can we learn from each other ? Dr Andy Dannenberg
  • HIA in NZ: Prof Louise Signal & Prof Richard Morgan
  • HIA in Australia Prof Jeff Spickett & Patrick Harris
  • Research Findings
  • Q& A on research findings
  • Case Studies:
  • Far North Queensland
  • SW Sydney
  • Hawkes Bay, NZ
  • Panel: Implications for policy and practice

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