Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is "A combination of
procedures, methods and tools by which a policy, programme or project may be
judged as to its potential effects on the health of a population, and the
distribution of those effects within the population."
Centre for Health Policy, WHO Regional Office for Europe. Gothenburg
Consensus Paper (1999). (exit DHS, PDF, 138 KB)
report (PDF, 150 KB) of Wisconsin's first year of HIA activities is now
Check out the Wisconsin
HIA Factsheet, (PDF, 377 KB) which provides an overview of the HIA framework
and the many potential benefits of HIA.
The final webinar, Putting
HIA Into Action (Webcast,
help), in the three part series is available online.
More information about
the webinar series is available.
The major steps in conducting an HIA include:
Screening: Determines the need and value of a HIA
Scoping: Determines which health impacts to evaluate, methods for analysis, and a
Assessment: Involves profiling existing health conditions,
measuring potential health impacts and identifying strategies to manage identified adverse health impacts
Reporting: Includes the development of the HIA report
and communication of findings and recommendations
Monitoring: Quantifies impacts on decision-making processes,
the decision, and health determinants
Partners) (exit DHS)
For more information, see the Practice
Standards for HIA (exit DHS; PDF, 133 KB)
Please join our Wisconsin HIA listserv to stay current with current
opportunities, resources, etc! Contact
Emelia.Wollenburg@dhs.wi.gov to join.
April 30, 2014