Health impact assessment in planning: Development of the design for health HIA tools

Ann Forsyth, Carissa Schively Slotterback, Kevin J. Krizek

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Abstract

How can planners more systematically incorporate health concerns into practical planning processes? This paper describes a suite of health impact assessment tools (HIAs) developed specifically for planning practice. Taking an evidence-based approach the tools are designed to fit into existing planning activities. The tools include: a short audit tool, the Preliminary Checklist; a structured participatory workshop, the Rapid HIA; an intermediate health impact assessment, the Threshold Analysis; and a set of Plan Review Checklists. This description provides a basis for future work including assessing tool validity, refining specific tools, and creating alternatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-51
Number of pages10
JournalEnvironmental Impact Assessment Review
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010

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Copyright:
Copyright 2009 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Development
  • HIA
  • Health
  • Urban planning

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