The importance of considering health impacts in developing all types of policies and programs is now widely recognized, but decision-makers in fields such as transportation, housing, workforce policy, education, and agriculture often have lacked the critical information and analysis required to understand those impacts. The Health Impact Assessment (HIA) tool increasingly is being used in the United States to identify health impacts before critical decisions are made, to facilitate collaboration among policymakers and decision-makers in different fields, and ultimately to improve the health of Americans.
Our tools include:
- ‘How To Guide’ to help understand the basics of HIA
- Comprehensive HIA resource list
- New England Health Impact Assessment Training Series: including recorded webinars and slides (see below)