What is Your Health Impact Assessment?
Imagine this scenario: Together with key leaders in the community, you want to increase physical-activity levels in your city’s parks and walking and biking trails. Discussions take place, and a preliminary plan is developed to connect the city’s trails as part of an alternative transportation system. But how do you get the community to support this plan? How will you know if your plan will help the local economy? How do you convince decisionmakers that this plan will result in positive health outcomes for all of the people affected?
A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is an evidence-driven tool that helps evaluate ....
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