31 January 2009

HIA'09 Conference in Rotterdam: On the Move

The 10th Conference on HIA will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 14-16 October 2009. The conference will provide an international forum to debate and discuss a wide range of perspectives in HIA and explore the role of HIA in other sectors.

Abstracts are invited undder three streams.

Health in All Policies
this stream will discuss issues such as: how can HIA be embedded in policy processes, how can HIA effectively advise policy, and what are the conditions to develop Healthy Public Policies.

Tools and Methods
This stream examines the methods and tools of HIA. Topics such as new checklists, quantitative and qualitative tools, as well as methods for integrated impact assessment can be discussed. This stream also provides space for new approaches to Health Impact Assessment such as Health Systems Impact Assessment (HSIA) and Health Equity Impact Assesment, etc.

Special Topics
The orientation of this stream is mainly practical. Different sectoral and intersectoral topics can be discussed, such as climate change, obesity, mobility, inequalities in health, as well as specific target groups such as migrant groups, or youth.

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1 January 2009

HIA Secondment at IMPACT

"IMPACT (the International Health Impact Assessment Consortium) are seeking a 12 month secondment from March 2009-March 2010.

IMPACT is a self-financing Health Impact Assessment (HIA) unit based at the University of Liverpool with a national and international reputation as a leader in this field. This post arises as a result of our expanding consultancy and training activities.

You will be required to work on consultancy projects commissioned from IMPACT Plus, our consultancy arm, and also on our successful education and training programmes. In addition there will be the opportunity to contribute to IMPACT’s HIA research programme.

This work may originate in the statutory or non-statutory sectors, and may involve carrying out health impact assessments, providing HIA training and capacity building, and other duties as required.

You will have a higher degree in a relevant health, environmental or social science. You should have management experience, including project management. Experience of impact assessment and an awareness of current developments in HIA is essential. Also essential are high level quantitative research, IT, writing and communication skills. The post
requires an innovative, enthusiastic, self-directed individual who is a good communicator, capable of promoting HIA, motivating others and working effectively in a small team and a multi-agency environment. Your current salary is likely to be in the region of 35000-42000 pounds sterling.

Enquiries to Debbie Abrahams, Director, IMPACT Plus (0044) (0) 151 794 5004"