Online Program

Effective Use of Health Impact Initiatives

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Health Impact Assessments (HIA) are an important tool in promoting health in all policies. In this session, presenters will address the knowledge gaps in the use of HIAs in informing policy at the federal level, in addition to state and local levels. Presenters also discuss successes in implementing HIAs to build political and grassroots support for health promotion through legislation, community organizing and collaboration. Additionally, preseters also discuss the importance of examining the cultural and social impacts of HIA proposed policy changes on communities of color.
Session Objectives: Discuss HIA implementation at the federal level, present frameworks to evaluate HIAs and discuss cultural and social impacts of HIAs.

Federal-level health impact assessments: Lessons learned   
Saqi Maleque Cho, MSPH, Marjory Givens, PhD, MSPH, Keshia Pollack, PhD, MPH and Aaron Wernham, MD, MS
A sugar sweetened beverage excise tax health impact assessment (HIA) for Maine   
Michele Polacsek, PhD, MHS and Karen O'Rourke, MPH
Harnessing the power of community in health impact assessments   
Allyson Auerbach, MPH, Laurie Stillman, MM, Valerie Polletta, MSc and Aleya Martin, MPH
Analyzing the effects of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax on la county's low-income and communities of color: A health impact assessment study   
Breanna Morrison, MPL, LaVonna B. Lewis, PhD, Lark Galloway-Gilliam, MPA and Gwendolyn Flynn

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Medical Care, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Chiropractic Health Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)