Health Impact Assessment is a practical tool that uses data, research and stakeholder input to determine a policy or project’s impact on the health of a population. HIAs also provide recommendations to address these impacts. HIAs have demonstrated success in a variety of issue areas, ranging from land use, housing and transportation projects to labor, education and economic policies.
HIA is one of the main tools we use.
Below are some resources to help you get familiar with Health Impact Assessment.
- HIA Fact Sheet – The who, what, when, where and why of HIA (English, Spanish, French [older version])
- Frequently Asked Questions – List of HIA FAQs
- Tools and Resources – Various handouts and materials that describe the HIA process
- HIA Articles and Books – List of HIA articles and books prepared by Andy Dannenberg at the CDC