Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is "A combination of procedures, methods and tools by which a policy, program 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." European Centre for Health Policy, WHO Regional Office for Europe. Gothenburg Consensus Paper (1999).
Health Impact Assessment Case Studies
HIA in Wisconsin Alcohol Outlet Density in Marathon County (PDF, 1.9 MB)
Ice Age Trail Expansion in Marquette County (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Open Air Burning in La Crosse County (PDF, 121 KB)
Rock Prairie Dairy Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation in Rock County (PDF, 638 KB)
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
ASTHO Smart Growth Toolkit - collection of case studies and smart growth components (PDF, 939 KB)
The Smart Growth Toolkit is meant to provide state and territorial health officials with an easily accessible guide for information on different smart growth principles as well as real-life examples of what different communities around the country are doing.
Humboldt Partnership for Active Living (HumPAL)
Humboldt County General Plan Update
This case study describes the application of HIA to updating a rural county's General Plan; the HIA identified and analyzed potential health outcomes associated with three development plans to accommodate future population growth.
UCLA School of Public Health
HIAs conducted in the U.S. 1999-2007 (PDF, 46 KB)
This is a document containing names of and links to HIAs done in the U.S. between 1999 and 2007.
UCLA HIA Project, UCLA School of Public Health with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
UCLA HIA Clearinghouse Learning and Information Center's HIA Archive
This site provides a database of HIAs done across the U.S., with a summary of each HIA, links to background information on each health topic addressed in the HIA, and the methods used. Listed here are recent HIAs that have not yet been summarized and indexed, as well as in-progress HIAs.