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Health Impact Assessment

John Kemm, Jayne Parry, and Stephen Palmer


Health effects are often overlooked when planning development projects ranging from new runways at major airport sites to developing water supply systems to improve sanitation. Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is the assessment of the health effects, positive or negative, of a project, programme, or policy. It is therefore concerned with the health of populations and attempts to predict the future consequences for health of decisions which have not yet been implemented. HIA is a new and growing field with numerous schools of thought and areas of controversy. This book provides an overview of the ... More

Keywords: health effects, development projects, HIA, assessments, risks, consequences

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198526292
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526292.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Kemm, editor
Honarary Senior Lecturer, Health Impact Assessment Research Unit, University of Birmingham, UK

Jayne Parry, editor
Director, Health Impact Assessment Research Unit, University of Birmingham, UK

Stephen Palmer, editor
Department of Epidemiology, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK

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Chapter 2 The development of HIA

John Kemm and Jayne Parry

Chapter 3 Health inequalities and HIA

Johan P Mackenbach, J Lennert Veerman, Jan JM Barendregt, and Anton E Kunst

Chapter 6 Quantitative approaches to HIA

Mark McCarthy and Martin Utley

Chapter 7 Evidence and HIA

Mark Petticrew, Sally Macintyre, and Hilary Thomson

Chapter 8 The role of lay knowledge in HIA

Eva Elliott, Gareth Williams, and Ben Rolfe

Chapter 9 Planning an HIA

Jennifer Mindell, Mike Joffe, and Erica Ison

Chapter 13 Community development: the role of HIA

Maurice B Mittelmark, Doris E Gillis, and Bridget Hsu-Hage

Chapter 17 HIA in Scotland

Margaret Douglas and Jill Muirie

Chapter 23 HIA: the German perspective

Rainer Fehr, Odile Mekel, andRudolf Welteke

Chapter 24 HIA in Schiphol Airport

Brigit AM Staatsen, Ellis AM Franssen, Carla MAG van Wiechen, Danny Houthuijs, and Erik Lebret

Chapter 25 The Finningley Airport HIA: a case study

Muna I Abdel Aziz, John Radford, and John McCabe

Chapter 33 HIA of agricultural and food policies

Karen Lock and Mojca Gabrijelcic-Blenkus

Chapter 36 Future directions for HIA

Jayne Parry and John Kemm

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