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." European Centre for Health Policy, WHO Regional Office for Europe. Gothenburg Consensus Paper (1999).
Materials from In-Person Trainings in Wisconsin
Materials from Human Impact Partner and DHS HIA March 2010 training in Milwaukee (PDF, 20 MB) - These materials are designed for local public health practitioners and community partners
Materials from Human Impact Partners and DHS January 2010 HIA training in Madison (PDF, 22 MB) - These materials are designed for state agencies
- Case Study 1: Zoning (PDF, 147 KB) - This case study involves proposed changes to the City of Madison's zoning codes.
- Case Study 2: Vehicle Miles Traveled Policy (PDF, 209 KB) - This case study involves a "Fix-It-First" policy on roadways (placing a higher priority on existing infrastructure over adding new lane-miles) and potential impacts on global warming.
American Planning Association (APA), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) HIA Training Materials
HIA 'How To' Guide - This online course will explain the value of conducting an HIA and the steps involved in conducting an HIA. HIA examples are highlighted and discussed throughout the course.