The HIA Practice Standards Working Group is happy to report that Minimum Elements and Practice Standards for Health Impact Assessment, Version 3 has now been finalized and released. The group establish a structured process through which public comments on Version 2 of the standards could be submitted. We received extensive feedback – 137 individual comments by our count. The comments were thoughtful and insightful. Each comment was considered and, for each, we came to consensus on what changes to the standards to make, if any. Version 3 includes a more detailed description of the purpose and scope of the standards, a very significantly re-worked set of minimum elements, as well as significant changes to the practice standards.The document can be downloaded here.
16 September 2014
From the SOPHIA HIA Practice Standards Working Group: