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Health Impact Assessment: Incorporating Health into Planning and Decision-Making

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Synopsis: In this session, the Planning Healthy Communities Initiative (PHCI) will lead an introductory training on health impact assessment as a tool to promote community health and equity in planning processes and decision-making.
Start Time: Monday, May 22, 2017 9:00 AM
End Time: Monday, May 22, 2017 3:00 PM
Location: Hort Farm No. 1 - Holly House-Nj Garden Club Hdq
Address: 130 Log Cabin Road
Campus: George H. Cook
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
Web Site: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ep0704hb.html
Contact Name: Dalynn Knigge
Contact Email: knigge@rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7315
Additional Information:

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) can be used to evaluate a proposed plan or project's potential effects on the health of a population. HIA provides evidence-based recommendations aimed at enhancing positive health impacts and minimizing negative ones.

Participants in this course will engage in group exercises related to HIA steps, discuss opportunities and challenges to integrating health into planning and policy processes, and learn about new statewide collaborative initiatives and emerging tools to build capacity for health advancement in planning, and to support health in all policies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the broader context of health influences and the social determinants of health.
  • Understand the principles, value, and use of HIA, as well as the steps involved in conducting an HIA.
  • Understand applicability of HIA to planning, development and land use decision-making and processes.
  • Explore opportunities to incorporate HIA and/or health in all policies in local government decision-making.
  • Review the resources available to local government decision-makers and citizens that wish to include health consideration in community planning.
Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public