238180 Step 1: Identifying Appropriate HIA Projects & Intervention Points for HIA

Sunday, October 30, 2011: 9:45 AM

Kim Gilhuly, MPH , Human Impact Partners, Oakland, CA
The purpose of the segment is to encourage participants to think about the appropriate context for a valuable HIA project. The discussion about Screening will demonstrate how the need and value of an HIA can be determined, for example, whether the HIA will provide new and important information or insight on previously unrecognized health issues, and whether it is feasible in terms of available resources. Facilitators will also touch upon the points within decision making processes where HIA can be applied, for example in land use and regulatory processes. Participants will engage in small group work and facilitated exercises encouraging them to think about potential applications of HIA in their own local contexts.

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

Learning Objectives:
Identify potential applications of HIA and the different ways HIA can influence the decision-making process.

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 manage an organization that raises awareness of innovative data, processes and tools that evaluate health impacts and inequities in order to transform the policies, institutions and places people need to live healthy lives.
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.