Seven Years in the Field of Health Impact Assessment: Taking Stock and Future Directions

  title={Seven Years in the Field of Health Impact Assessment: Taking Stock and Future Directions},
  author={Mspp Rebecca Morley and Mph Mup Ruth Lindberg and Mssp Bethany Rogerson and Emily Bever and Mph Keshia M. Pollack},
The U.S. spends more per person on medical care than any other country, yet we have worse health indicators than many comparable wealthy nations. Research increasingly shows that social, economic, and environmental factors determine our health; however, there is still an emphasis on curing illnesses rather than addressing these underlying causes of disease. The Health Impact Project is a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, established in 2009 to… Expand
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Health promotion glossary.
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Health Impact Project Provides Funding to Promote Health in Southern and Appalachian States
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School of Public Health Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment Vol. 1, No. 1 (2016
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2015 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria
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Better Health Through Equity: Case Studies in Reframing Public Health Work
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Community Participation in Health Impact Assessments: A National Evaluation
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