Testing three health impact assessment tools in planning: A process evaluation

Carissa Schively Slotterback, Ann Forsyth, Kevin J. Krizek, Amanda Johnson, Aly Pennucci

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    Abstract

    There is increasing interest in Health Impact Assessment in planning. This paper describes the results of different approaches to health impact assessment (HIA) conducted in 10 municipalities and one county in Minnesota. The paper outlines the HIA processes, outputs, and short-term outcomes concluding that it is important to engage a diverse group of stakeholders. Overall, HIA is potentially an important new tool in the planning toolkit. Strategic use of HIA to evaluate draft plans and inform plan updates and project redesigns can help raise awareness about health issues and focus planning on important human problems.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)144-153
    Number of pages10
    JournalEnvironmental Impact Assessment Review
    Volume31
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

    Keywords

    • Development
    • HIA
    • Health
    • Urban planning

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