238052 Overview of HIA and HIA Project Examples

Sunday, October 30, 2011: 8:05 AM

Aaron Wernham, MD, MS , Director, Health Impact Project, Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC
The purpose of this portion of the session is to give participants an overview of how non health factors, policies, and programs can shape individual and community health. The instructors will briefly describe the history of HIA and the general steps for completing one. They will also present case studies of HIA projects completed over a range of policy areas so that participants can distinguish the diverse application of HIAs in the field.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe the purpose of HIA and its steps, and the range of applications of HIA.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to be a proposal Author on the content I am responsible for because I oversee a national program designed to promote the use of health impact assessments and support the growth of the field in the United States.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.