Developing principles for health impact assessment.

  title={Developing principles for health impact assessment.},
  author={Michael J. Douglas and Laura Conway and Don Gorman and Sean Gavin and P. D. Hanlon},
  journal={Journal of public health medicine},
  volume={23 2},
BACKGROUND Policies and practice in many sectors affect health. Health impact assessment (HIA) is a way to predict these health impacts, in order to recommend improvements in policies to improve health. There has been debate about appropriate methods for this work. The Scottish Executive funded the Scottish Needs Assessment Programme to conduct two pilot HIAs and from these to develop guidance on HIA. METHODS Case study 1 compared three possible future scenarios for developing transport in… CONTINUE READING

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