Health Impact Assessment
Contributing to the creation of social, economic, and environmental conditions for health and their equitable distribution. Health impact assessment:
- Assesses plans, projects, programs or policies before they are implemented;
- Predicts the health impacts of these proposals; and
- Recommends changes to maximise positive health impacts and minimise negative health impacts. (Health Impact Assessment a practical guide)
About HIA Connect
HIA Connect is a resource for health impact assessment (HIA) as a method and a process to ensure that public policies, projects, plans, and programs contribute to the health of the population and health equity. HIA Connect is intended to support people and organisations within and beyond the health sector to to develop the skills and experience to undertake and commission HIAs.
The site is maintained by and showcases the HIA work of the Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE), part of the UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.