Online Program

HIA Impact Assessment

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Rebecca Morley, MSPP, Health Impact Project, Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC

The opportunity for health begins in our families, neighborhoods, schools and jobs. Barriers to quality education, good jobs, and safe homes and neighborhoods prevent people and communities from reaching their full potential. When decision-makers in sectors such as transportation, energy production, labor, or education, take health concerns into consideration, they can improve human health and remove barriers for people to adopt and maintain healthy behaviors. Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is emerging worldwide as a tool for addressing factors outside of the health care system that have an impact on health and health equity. This presentation will describe examples of how HIA has been used to engage communities, decision-makers, and other stakeholders to achieve healthier public policies. Alternatives to HIA will also be discussed.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Describe how HIA can serve as a community engagement tool. Describe examples of policy impacts from HIAs conducted in up to three sectors (housing, transportation, criminal justice). Identify related approaches that can be used when the context is not appropriate for a comprehensive HIA.

Keyword(s): Health Assessment, Policy/Policy Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Rebecca Morley is the Director of the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Pew Charitable Trusts. Ms. Morley’s work focuses on creating safer and healthier environments for all people, with a focus on children and communities that face barriers to health opportunities. She was previously the executive director of the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH), a national non-profit organization dedicated to creating healthy and safe housing for children.
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.