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National Health Impact Assessment Meeting June 16-18, 2015 in Washington D.C.

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Registration is now open for the 2015 National Health Impact Assessment Meeting, to be held June 16 to 18, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Attendance is limited, so please register today!

Building on the success of the first two national HIA meetings, the 2015 conference will bring together decision-makers and program leaders to learn how HIA can inform critical policy and planning decisions, in multiple sectors and at all levels of government, to protect and improve public health.

The meeting goals include:

  • Introducing public health professionals, elected officials and their staffs, advocates, researchers, and others to the appropriate applications, methods, opportunities, and challenges involved in conducting an HIA.
  • Providing a forum for HIA practitioners to showcase their work through roundtables and oral and poster presentations, as well as to learn from each other and experts in related disciplines.
  • Showing decision-makers and program leaders the practical aspects of implementing HIAs in a wide range of policy settings, including transportation, criminal justice, housing, agriculture, energy, environment, education, fiscal, economic, and labor.

The agenda will include a separate track for those who are new to HIA, as well as plenary and general sessions covering a wide range of topics of importance to the field.

Calls for abstracts

Abstract applications are now closed. Please visit the abstracts tab of the conference website for more details.

Scholarship applications

Scholarship applications are being accepted now through 5 p.m. PST on March 27.

Limited scholarships for registration and travel expenses are available to attendees to the extent permissible under applicable federal, state, and local gift and ethics rules. Scholarships are intended to support individuals or agencies that would be unable to attend this conference without financial support. Preference will be given to full-time students, postdoctoral scholars, and individuals from nongovernmental organizations and local, state, and tribal agencies. Special scholarship opportunities are available through the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota, the de Beaumont Foundation, and The California Endowment.

Scholarship recipients will be contacted by the end of April. Please do not register for the meeting until you are notified of your scholarship application status.

For complete details on scholarship guidelines and instructions on how to apply, please visit the conference website.

Announcing a new HIA Recognition Program!

HIA Recognition nominations are now closed. Please visit the HIA Recognition Program tab of the conference website for more information.

Registration for the last conference was cut off because of high demand. Sign up early to ensure your spot. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Tami Holzman

Officer, Communications

202.552.2122