Health impact assessment is the process of including health considerations in the decision making process as policies, programs, plans, and projects are developed. In particular, HIA includes health concerns in sectors that historically have been viewed as unrelated to health, such as transportation, education, agriculture, and housing. It is a structured process that uses scientific data, professional expertise, and stakeholder input to identify and evaluate the public-health consequences of proposals and suggests actions that can be taken to minimize adverse health effects and optimize beneficial ones.
An interactive panel discussion with HIA experts Dinah Bear, Ben Cave, and Aaron Wernham will be held at the School of Public Health.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sponsored by University of Michigan’s Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars, Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center, and the Healthy Environments Partnership.
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