Federal-level health impact assessments: Lessons learned
Presenters will begin the session with a brief introduction to the state of HIA practice, and then discuss two case studies, an HIA on the U.S. farm bill and on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's designated public housing rule. Presenters will describe preliminary evaluation findings that illustrate: 1) the role the HIAs played in informing the federal legislation or administrative action; 2) how the HIAs helped educate policymakers on the connections between the proposals and health; 3) an assessment of whether the stakeholder engagement and outreach strategies employed were effective methods for communicating and receiving feedback on the HIA; and 4) lessons learned regarding the use of HIA for federal decisions.
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Describe best practices for conducting HIAs on federal policy targets. Discuss community and stakeholder engagement strategies appropriate for federal HIAs. Identify challenges for applying HIAs to federal decision-making processes.
Keywords: Federal Policy, Challenges and Opportunities
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to be an abstract Author on the content I am responsible for because I was the primary lead on the research related to one of the HIAs described in the talk and because I was heavily involved in the evaluations of both HIAs described in the talk.
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.