Integrating Health Impact Assessment with the Policy ProcessLessons and experiences from around the world

Integrating Health Impact Assessment with the Policy ProcessLessons and experiences from around the world

Monica O'Mullane

Print publication date: Apr 2013

ISBN: 9780199639960

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a policy-support instrument and approach that seeks to assess the health impacts of projects, programmes and policies on population health. The ultimate goal of HIA is to systematically predict health impacts and subsequently inform the intersectoral decision- and policy-making processes of these impacts. This resource examines how the process of integrating HIA with policy can take place. Introductory chapters outline the HIA process and provide a conceptual foundation for the book. Then, drawing from experiences of HIA practice and research globally, country-specific experiences are presented to examine HIA's relationship with the policy process. Throughout, checklists and learning points are provided to assist in the understanding of the concepts and examples discussed.

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