The Effectiveness of Health Impact Assessment in New Zealand and Australia: 2005-2009
This research is the first systematic, empirical study of the influence of HIA on decision-making and implementing policies, programs and projects in Australia and New Zealand. Our aim has been to describe and explain changes to decision-making and implementation associated with the use of HIAs completed in Australia and New Zealand between 2005 and 2009. We sought to answer the following three research questions:
Research question 1: Is there evidence that HIAs have changed decision-making and implementation?
Research question 2: What factors are associated with increased or reduced effectiveness of the HIAs in changing these decisions and the implementation of policies, programs or projects?
Research question 3: What impacts do participants/stakeholders report following involvement in these health impact assessments?