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Health Impact Assessment: Past Achievement, Current Understanding, and Future Progress

John Kemm


Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a process which helps decision making by predicting the consequences for health of choosing different options in terms of policies, plans, and projects. There is growing interest among health professionals, planners, and politicians in using HIA to help safeguard and improve the health of populations and reduce health inequalities. This book explores the past development of HIA, its current practice, and possible future. Written in two parts, the first section provides an overview describing the various ways in which an HIA can be done. Practical in emphasis, ... More

Keywords: health impact assessment, HIA, evolution of HIA, practice of HIA, different cultures, decision makers

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199656011
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656011.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Kemm, editor
Former Director, West Midlands Public Health Observatory, and Director, JK Public Health Consulting Ltd, UK

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Part 1 Introducing HIA

Part 2 HIA across the world

Chapter 12 Devolution, evolution, and expectation: health impact assessment in Wales

Eva Elliott, Gareth Williams, Chloe Chadderton, and Liz Green

Chapter 13 Health impact assessment in Scotland

Margaret Douglas and Martin Higgins

Chapter 14 Health impact assessment in the island of Ireland

Owen Metcalfe, Claire Higgins, and Teresa Lavin

Chapter 16 Health impact assessment in Spain

Elena Aldasoro, Carlos Artundo, and Ana Rivadeneyra

Chapter 18 Health impact assessment in Denmark

Marie Louise Bistrup and Henrik Brønnum-Hansen

Chapter 19 Health impact assessment in Switzerland

Jean Simos and Nicola Cantoreggi

Chapter 20 Health impact assessment in France

Jean Simos and Nicolas Prisse

Chapter 21 Health impact assessment in Italy

Fabrizio Bianchi and Liliana Cori

Chapter 23 Health impact assessment in the USA

Andrew Dannenberg and Aaron Wernham

Chapter 24 Health impact assessment in Canada

Louise St-Pierre and Anika Mendell

Chapter 25 Health impact assessment in Australia

Ben Harris-Roxas, Patrick Harris, Marilyn Wise, Fiona Haigh, Harrison Ng Chok, and Elizabeth Harris

Chapter 29 Health impact assessment in developing countries

Gary Krieger, Burton Singer, Mirko Winkler, Mark Divall, Marcel Tanner, and Jürg Utzinger

Chapter 30 Health impact assessment in Ghana

Kwaku Poku Asante and Seth Owusu-Agyei

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