Health-Impact Assessment (HIA)

graphic of cover of HIA documentIntroduction to a Useful Tool

Created as a supplement to Healthy Communities: A Resource Guide for Delaware Municipalities, the purpose of this quick guide is to introduce health-impact assessment—an exciting and relatively new analytic approach to planning healthier communities.

How are existing or planned land use, community design, and transportation policies, projects, or programs affecting or likely to affect public’s health?

Recently endorsed by the nationwide health-promotion plan Healthy People 2020, health-impact assessment is one method local communities can use to begin to address this question.

Review the summary of a recent HIA conducted in Delaware for Fort DuPont.

> HIA and the Planning Process
Where and When are HIAs Necessary?
Major Steps of an HIA
What Should Be Done with the Results of an HIA?
Learn More About HIAs

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