What is Health Impact Assessment?
Health impact assessment (HIA) is most often defined as “a combination of procedures, methods and tools by which a policy, program or project may be judged as to its potential effects on the health of a population, and the distribution of those effects within the population” (World Health Organization, 1999).
The field of HIA and the process of getting health into decision-making continues to evolve and grow http://www.healthimpactproject.org/hia/us
How will you and your team enhance skill sets, leverage big data, meaningfully engage communities, and have collective impact? HIA is one of many tools that may be considered for health-protective policy and action.
About the SFDPH HIA Training
7th Annual Health Impact Assessment Practitioners Summer Training Course
TCE Oakland Conference Center, 1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA
July 14-17, 2014 (attendance all four days is mandatory)
HIA practitioners at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and community, academic, and local government partners
$960 (includes the cost of course materials, breakfast and lunch; accommodations and travel not included). We are working to raise funds to support attendance of organizations facing financial hardship. We STRONGLY encourage applications from community-based organizations who are actively planning, considering, or doing HIA to apply.