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Grantee news coverage: Georgia Health Policy Center’s Groundbreaking Effort Integrates Health Metrics into Affordable Housing Design

Oct. 12, 2015

Grantee news coverage: County Program Helps Keep Women Out of Jail

Aug. 31, 2015

Grantee news coverage: Full-Day Kindergarten Linked To Higher Test Scores, Longer Life

July 14, 2015

Grantee news coverage: Officials urged to take public health into account when mapping out future

March 31, 2015

Grantee news coverage: Kohala Center to Assess Proposed Policy Changes at Moloka‘i Fishery

Jan. 12, 2015

Grantee news coverage: Study to assess how full-day kindergarten impacts children's health

Jan. 5, 2015

Grantee news coverage: Group will assess impact of industrial sand mining in western Wisconsin

Nov. 24, 2014

The American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

The American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting will take place this year in New Orleans from November 15-19. Over 20 sessions will focus on health impact assessment, covering a broad range of topics from diverse sectors and best practices from HIA practitioners across the country. Health Impact Project staff will present at several sessions, including discussions on using HIAs to inform decisions in the housing sector. View all of the sessions.

Nov. 15-19, 2014

Grantee news coverage: WKMS--Building Health Into Decemberision-Making: Shawnee Fossil Plant Study in Final Phase

July 14, 2014

Grantee news coverage: Kansas Public Radio--Expanded Liquor Sales In Kansas Could Have Health Consequences

June 20, 2014

GIH Bulletin: Health Impact Assessments - A Pathway to Health Equity

"The legislation passed, and this increasingly popular and effective tool - the HIA - was credited for helping inform policy that will lead to better health for Minnesota students."

June 16, 2014

Grantee news coverage: Cleveland.com—Trail and greenway planners envision a greener, healthier, more connected future for Cuyahoga County

June 13, 2014

Grantee news coverage: Michigan State University Today--New toolkit gAugustes health impact of development

May 22, 2014

Grantee new coverage: CBS KNOX St. Louis--Report: banning soda from food stamps doesn't help obesity rates

May 05, 2014

Grantee news coverage: Alton Daily News--Expert says ban on sugary drinks won't curb obesity

May 04, 2014

Grantee news coverage: KSDK--Illinois report examines sugary drinks ban for food stamps

May 01, 2014

Grantee news coverage: CopyLine News Magazine--New study reviews health impact of banning sugar-sweetened beverages in SNAP

April 30, 2014

Grantee news coverage: Connect Fitchburg--Group to present on Nine Springs golf course

April 22, 2014

Grantee news coverage: Winona Post--How liveable is Winona County?

April 21, 2014

Grantee news coverage: The Wichita Eagle--Health impact assessments leading to changes for Wichita bus system

March 17, 2014

Grantee news coverage: CBS3--New report reveals possible health effects of a Springfield casino

The study conducted by the Western Mass Casino Health Impact Assessment found a number of negative impacts and benefits to a casino in Springfield.

March 06, 2014

Grantee news coverage: Pine Journal--City of Cloquet aims for more inclusive long-range transportation plan

“It’s not only about walking, but crossing streets: How to make busy intersections more pedestrian friendly. How can we set it up in a way that will get people across safely?”

January 16, 2014

Connecting Community Development and Public Health Using HIAs

Through a grant from the Health Impact Project, three organizations are undertaking health impact assessments, or HIAs, to incorporate health in community development-related decisions.

December 10, 2013

Grantee press release: Georgia Health Policy Center Conducting Study to Inform Housing Tax Credit Allocations

GHPC will conduct a community development health impact assessment to optimize the impact of housing tax credit investments on the health of families and neighborhoods in Georgia.

December 05, 2013

Grantee press release: Georgia Health Policy Center Conducting Study to Inform Housing Tax Credit Allocations

GHPC will conduct a community development health impact assessment to optimize the impact of housing tax credit investments on the health of families and neighborhoods in Georgia.

December 05, 2013

NACCHO Selects HIA Mentorship Program Winners

The National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Health Impact Assessment, or HIA, Mentorship Project is part of an effort to increase the use of HIAs among local health departments.

November 12, 2013

Grantee Press Coverage--Wichita Eagle editorial: Strengthen bus system

"Better bus service also could be good for Wichitans’ health and well-being, according to Kansas Health Institute research presented to the Wichita City Council last week."

October 29, 2013

Kansas Health Institute: City council weighs health impact of changes in Wichita bus system

Consideration of 'health impact assessment' by council a new approach to policymaking nationwide (By KHI News Services)

October 23, 2013

Grantee press release: Wichita Transit System Changes Could Affect Health of Residents

Health impact assessment tool to help policymakers understand the potential positive and negative health effects of transit system before Decemberisions are made

October 22, 2013

Grantee press release: Wichita Transit System Changes Could Affect Health of Residents

Health impact assessment tool to help policymakers understand the potential positive and negative health effects of transit system before decisions are made

October 22, 2013

NNPHI press release: Kansas and Massachusetts Move to Bring Health into State Legislation Related to Liquor Control and Domestic Workers Rights

The National Network of Public Health Institutes and the Health Impact Project have awarded funding to Kansas Health Institute and Health Resources in Action to increase capacity to conduct health impact assessments, or HIAs, as well as HIA training.

September 24, 2013

NNPHI press release: Kansas and Massachusetts Move to Bring Health into State Legislation Related to Liquor Control and Domestic Workers Rights

The National Network of Public Health Institutes and the Health Impact Project have awarded funding to Kansas Health Institute and Health Resources in Action to increase capacity to conduct health impact assessments, or HIAs, as well as HIA training.

September 24, 2013

Health Impact Project, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation Announce New Grantees

Funding will bring health into decisions in transportation, zoning, urban forestry and pest control, and school location and design

September 20, 2013

The Kankakee (IL) Daily Journal cites Health Impact Project Research on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

"Cutting SNAP can mean up to five million Americans lose eligibility, according to a report released by the Health Impact Project."

September 14, 2013

Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Cites Health Impact Project Research

An editorial references the Health Impact Project's research on the health impacts of proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, in the farm bill.

September 09, 2013

Grantee news coverage: Progressive Railroading--CSX addresses proposed Baltimore intermodal facility's health impacts

CSX Transportation's proposed intermodal facility in Baltimore could worsen air quality and cause other health issues for the surrounding community, according to a health impact assessment released by the National Center for Healthy Housing.

August 08, 2013

Grantee news coverage: Baltimore Sun--Study finds planned CSX transfer station could have negative impact

Intermodal project welcomed by some; feared by others (By Kevin Rector)

August 05, 2013

New York Times Covers the Health Impact Project's Research on the Health Impacts of Proposed Changes to Food Stamps

"Diabetes alone could increase federal and state health care costs by nearly $15 billion over the next 10 years, the report found." (by Ron Nixon)

July 30, 2013

Grantee Coverage: Public Feedback Needed For Draft Bottineau Transitway Health Impact Assessment

The public can provide feedback online with Hennepin County from now until September. 15.

July 29, 2013

TIME: What the New USDA Rules for Healthier School Snacks Mean for Schools

An HIA showed that improving national nutrition standards for snacks and drinks can have a positive effect on students’ weight, and that it benefits school budgets by increasing revenue for school food services. (By Alexandra Sifferlin)

June 28, 2013

Deseret News: Dept. of Agriculture announces new 'sMarcht snacks' standards in schools

While the volume of public comments indicates how controversial the Decemberision to regulate snacks in some way has been, a health impact assessment...found great benefit. (By Lois M. Collins)

June 27, 2013

KTVZ (Oregon): Crook Co. Health Dept. wins national honor

Crook County Health Department will be honored at the 2013 annual conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

June 27, 2013

Herald Online (CT): Rapid Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Identifies Steps for Weatherization Plus Health in Connecticut

A newly released rapid Health Impact Assessment (HIA) offers an evidence-based set of recommendations to guide state officials as they Decemberide how best to invest federal, state, and utility ratepayer funds to boost energy efficiency and health.

June 27, 2013

Grantee coverage: WXXI (Rochester): State's first HIA conducted in upstate New York

Health Impact Assessment studies (HIAs) have emerged as the benchMarchk for evaluating the effect of public policy on community health. (By Kate O'Connell)

June 13, 2013

Grantee coverage: CBS 3 Springfield (MA): Low turnout at Springfield casino health impact assessment

June 10, 2013

Grantee coverage: Crossroads: Farming and Community Health

How does the protection of farmland correlate to the health of a community? Kane County, Illinois is working to find out. (By Brittany Leigh Foster)

May 30, 2013

Grantee News Release: 1st Superfund cleanup Health Impact Assessment in nation: Better protection needed for Tribes, fishers, residents

A health impact assessment of EPA's Proposed Cleanup Plan for Seattle's Duwamish River will be released, following a briefing to the Seattle City Council.

May 13, 2013

Grantee coverage: InvestigateWest: With focus on toxics, Duwamish cleanup could leave other health problems unsolved

If the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency isn’t going to ensure Seattle’s Duwamish River is clean enough for needy residents to fish there for their dinner, the agency needs to ensure those people get fish some other way (By Olivia Henry)

May 13, 2013

Grantee News Release: 1st Superfund cleanup Health Impact Assessment in nation: Better protection needed for Tribes, fishers, residents

A health impact assessment of EPA's Proposed Cleanup Plan for Seattle's Duwamish River will be released, following a briefing to the Seattle City Council.

May 13, 2013

Duluth News Tribune: Gary-New Duluth to get health impact assessment

Gary-New Duluth will be the second Duluth site to get a health impact assessment, the city announced on Friday.

May 11, 2013

MinnPost: School integration's health impacts are significant and lifelong, study finds

School integration in Minnesota is closely tied to individuals’ lifelong health on several levels, according to a study released Monday by a coalition of Twin Cities congregations. (By Beth Hawkins)

April 17, 2013

Daily Herald (IL): Kane County may move toward locally grown produce to improve health

Kane County fell from eighth to 12th place in the latest county health rankings, but officials are already planning for a surge back up the charts. (By James Fuller)

April 16, 2013

FierceEnergy: More energy developments getting health checkups

The Health Impact Project has announced new grant recipients of funding to conduct health impact assessments (HIA) on energy projects. (By Barbara Vergetis Lundin)

April 05, 2013

Grantee press release: The University of Texas at El Paso to Lead Health Impact Assessment in Vinton, TX

The University of Texas at El Paso will be conducting an HIA to look at the potential health impacts of proposed infrastructure improvements in Vinton, Texas.

April 02, 2013

WKMS: Kentucky Environmental Foundation To Study Health Impacts Of Shawnee Power Plant

The Kentucky Environmental Foundation will conduct a health impact assessment on the retrofitting or retirement of the Tennessee Valley Authority's Shawnee Fossil Plant near Paducah. (by John Walker)

April 02, 2013

GOVERNING: Health Impact Assessments Take on Broader Role in Cities and States

Cities and states have exponentially increased their use of a new policymaking tool—health impact assessments (HIAs)—in the last five years, and the trend shows no signs of stopping. (By Dylan Scott)

April 02, 2013

Grantee press release: The University of Texas at El Paso to Lead Health Impact Assessment in Vinton, TX

The University of Texas at El Paso will be conducting an HIA to look at the potential health impacts of proposed infrastructure improvements in Vinton, Texas.

April 02, 2013

GSA Business: Study shows health impacts of Greenville’s West Side plan

The city of Greenville’s plan to develop a park and other amenities in its West Side neighborhood could promote healthier lifestyles for residents of an area with high obesity rates and a high rate of emergency room utilization, a new study shows.

March 26, 2013

Health Impact Grantee Kansas Health Institute Offers Testimony on Bills that Would Incentivize Casino Development

Testimony about the potential positive and negative health effects of such casino development was delivered Marchch 22 in the House Federal and State Affairs Committee and Marchch 25 in the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee.

March 25, 2013

Health Impact Grantee Kansas Health Institute Offers Testimony on Bills that Would Incentivize Casino Development

Testimony about the potential positive and negative health effects of such casino development was delivered March 22 in the House Federal and State Affairs Committee and March 25 in the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee.

March 25, 2013

New York Times: Construction That Focuses on Health of Residents

DOctoberors, social agencies and community groups that have long been frustrated by the inability to alleviate environmental conditions that contribute to ailments like heart disease and obesity... (by Joe Gose)

March 06, 2013

Funding Available in Minnesota to Identify Health Opportunities, Risks of Upcoming Decisions

Grants to support health impact assessments to inform policies or projects in education, energy, transportation, and other sectors

March 05, 2013

Grantee VCU Releases Final HIA Offering Recommendations to Balance Health Benefits and Risks of Proposed Alternative Energy Facility in Western Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers release the first HIA in Virginia, which finds that a proposed alternative energy facility in the Shenandoah Valley might improve health risks related to water quality but contribute to air pollution.

March 04, 2013

Grantee VCU Releases Final HIA Offering Recommendations to Balance Health Benefits and Risks of Proposed Alternative Energy Facility in Western Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers release the first HIA in Virginia, which finds that a proposed alternative energy facility in the Shenandoah Valley might improve health risks related to water quality but contribute to air pollution.

March 04, 2013

The Health Impact Project Releases Initial Findings of a Health Impact Assessment of the U.S. Farm Bill

The initial findings focus on proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

January 23, 2013

The Health Impact Project Releases Initial Findings of a Health Impact Assessment of the U.S. Farm Bill

The initial findings focus on proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

January 23, 2013

Training Available In Minnesota To Build Healthier Communities Through Health Impact Assessment

Training precedes release of upcoming, competitive funding opportunity

January 23, 2013

Save the Date: the Second National HIA Meeting will take place on September 24-25, 2013

The conference will convene policymakers, public health professionals, HIA practitioners and others with an interest in learning more about the field. It also will offer a special, one-day tailored summit specifically to policymakers.

December 19, 2012

Funding from Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland Will Make Health a Routine Part of Decision Making in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

The Health Impact Project today announced that Saint Luke’s Foundation will support a health impact assessment (HIA) program grant in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

December 17, 2012

The Wichita Eagle: Medical school, health institute to study Wichita bus system

The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and Health Impact Project grantee Kansas Health Institute are conducting an HIA to look at impact on economic activity, air quality, noise, community resources and preventable hospitalization.

December 13, 2012

Grantee Press Release: Health Impact Assessment to Examine Proposed Changes to Wichita Transit System

The Kansas Health Institute and the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita are conducting an HIA to examine how proposed changes to Wichita’s transit system might affect the well-being of area residents.

December 10, 2012

Grantee Press Release: Health Impact Assessment to Examine Proposed Changes to Wichita Transit System

The Kansas Health Institute and the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita are conducting an HIA to examine how proposed changes to Wichita’s transit system might affect the well-being of area residents.

December 10, 2012

Health Impact Project Grantee the Minneapolis Health Department Releases draft HIA

The HIA is looking at how the Above the Falls (ATF) Master Plan for redevelopment along the Upper Mississippi Riverfront in North and Northeast Minneapolis may affect the health of residents.

December 10, 2012

Health Impact Project Grantee the Minneapolis Health Department Releases draft HIA

The HIA is looking at how the Above the Falls (ATF) Master Plan for redevelopment along the Upper Mississippi Riverfront in North and Northeast Minneapolis may affect the health of residents.

December 10, 2012

Grantee's HIA Covered in Sierra Sun: Health Findings on Proposed Cabin Creek Biomass Facility Are Positive

The proposed two-megawatt Cabin Creek Biomass Energy Facility will “likely” benefit community health in Lake Tahoe, according to findings from a Health Impact Assessment released Monday.

December 06, 2012

Sacramento Bee covers Health Impact Project Grantee's final HIA: Good health checkup for biomass plant proposal near Lake Tahoe

A health study on the effects of a planned biomass energy facility near Lake Tahoe has given the project positive Marchks. (by Ed Fletcher)

December 05, 2012

Grantee press release: Proposed Biomass Energy Facility Likely to Improve Air Quality, Reduce Risk of Wildfire, Health Impact Assessment Finds

HIA also investigated potential changes to noise, water quality, local economy and access to affordable energy

December 03, 2012

Grantee press release: Proposed Biomass Energy Facility Likely to Improve Air Quality, Reduce Risk of Wildfire, Health Impact Assessment Finds

HIA also investigated potential changes to noise, water quality, local economy and access to affordable energy

December 03, 2012

The Chapel HIll News: Health study sought for Rogers Road neighborhood

Researchers from UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health are seeking grant funding for the first health assessment study on the Rogers-Eubanks Road neighborhood. (By Sarah Mansur)

November 20, 2012

Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune: Policymakers consider more attention to health impact

Cities across the U.S., including Columbia, have been looking at the potential health impact of Decemberisions in areas such as transportation or city planning. Health impact assessments can be used to make recommendations to policymakers. (by Andrew Denney)

October 25, 2012

Wyandotte Daily News: Casino in southeast Kansas would affect health, study says

A new report on a health impact assessment by the Kansas Health Institute highlights the potential positive and negative health effects of developing a casino in southeast Kansas.

October 23, 2012

Funding from Kaiser Permanente Colorado Will Support Sustainable HIA Program in Denver Metro Region

The Health Impact Project today announced that Kaiser Permanente Colorado will support one health impact assessment (HIA) program grant, of up to $250,000, in the Denver metropolitan region.

October 09, 2012

Health Impact Project Grantees and Director at the International HIA Meeting

The International HIA Meeting recently took place in North America for the first time. Hosted in Quebec City, Canada, the meeting highlighted the work of several Health Impact Project grantees and project director Aaron Wernham.

August 31, 2012

The Sierra Sun: Health impacts of Tahoe/Truckee biomass facility projected to be minimal

The results of the preliminary Health Impact Assessment for the proposed two-megawatt biomass facility for the region are in. (by Marchgaret Moran)

August 22, 2012

KRNV Reno: Health study addresses concerns about biomass facility

A piece about the Health Impact Project grantee, who is working on an HIA to inform a proposed biomass facility in Truckee

August 21, 2012

Grantee press release: Enhanced Rental Housing Inspections Effectively Improve Health and Health Equity for Portland’s Renters

The City of Portland’s model for rental housing inspections in outer Southeast Portland is more likely to improve health and health equity, and should be expanded to other Portland neighborhoods, an HIA done by Oregon Public Health Institute found.

August 10, 2012

Grantee press release: Enhanced Rental Housing Inspections Effectively Improve Health and Health Equity for Portland’s Renters

The City of Portland’s model for rental housing inspections in outer Southeast Portland is more likely to improve health and health equity, and should be expanded to other Portland neighborhoods, an HIA done by Oregon Public Health Institute found.

August 10, 2012

Shelterforce: Taking Health Into Account (by Aaron Wernham)

Health Impact Project director has a piece about health impact assessment in Shelterforce, the journal of affordable housing and community building.

July 26, 2012

New Funding From The California Endowment To Support Health Impact Assessments, Help Build Healthier Communities

The Endowment’s support funds the Health Impact Project’s current open call for proposals in California

July 25, 2012

Funding Available to Bring Health into Decisions in Non-Health Sectors

Call for proposals announced for health impact assessment projects, programs

July 09, 2012

The Twin Cities Daily Planet: Weigh in: How Mississippi River land plan for North, Northeast Minneapolis affects health

Minneapolis City Planners introduced the Health Impact Assessment which looks at how projects will affect health before Decemberisions are made. (By Marchgo Ashmore, Northeaster)

July 05, 2012

LA Times: Nutrition, finances win with healthful school snacks, report says

An assessment of what the new rules on competitive foods might do for kids’ health and the schools’ bottom line was released Tuesday by two projects from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (by Marchy MacVean)

June 26, 2012

Health Impact Project Grantee releases HIA to inform redevelopment plans for Aerotropolis Atlanta

The Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development at Georgia Tech releases HIA, in collaboration with the development corporation, to inform redevelopment plans for the former Ford Plant alongside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

May 09, 2012

Health Impact Project Grantee releases HIA to inform redevelopment plans for Aerotropolis Atlanta

The Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development at Georgia Tech releases HIA, in collaboration with the development corporation, to inform redevelopment plans for the former Ford Plant alongside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

May 09, 2012

GOVERNING magazine: Health Impact Assessments: Bringing Health to All Policies

As states and localities move toward preventing health problems, rather than just reacting to them, they have a new tool at their disposal: health impact assessments. (by Dylan Scott)

April 26, 2012

InvestigateWest: Investigators to take new look at health effects of Duwamish cleanup

Before the EPA submits its proposed cleanup plan for the Duwamish River Superfund site later this year, community health researchers are conducting a “health impact assessment." (by Raymond Flores)

April 26, 2012

Aaron Wernham writes in the Health Care Blog: Conference Highlights Rapid Growth of HIAs in the US

The level of interest in the inAugustural National HIA Meeting held Aprilil 3 and 4 in Washington, D.C., highlights that this approach has become a centerpiece of community, state, and national efforts to improve Americans’ wellness.

April 22, 2012

Funding in South Carolina and Wisconsin will Ensure Health is Considered in Comprehensive Neighborhood Planning and Decemberisions Related to Transitional Jobs Programs

Funding for South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute to serve as models of public health institutes conducting HIAs.

April 02, 2012

Funding in South Carolina and Wisconsin will Ensure Health is Considered in Comprehensive Neighborhood Planning and Decisions Related to Transitional Jobs Programs

Funding for South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute to serve as models of public health institutes conducting HIAs.

April 02, 2012

Interview of Matt Hamabata of Health Impact Project grantee The Kohala Center with Hawaii Public Radio

Matt Hamabata of The Kohala Center discusses their HIA of the Hawaii Agricultural Plan with Hawaii Public Radio

March 15, 2012

Grantee HIA ties expansion of a local food system to community health

Expanding production and access to locally grown food in Hawai‘i County could decrease hunger, increase community food security, and strengthen the island’s economy according to a health impact assessment (HIA) released by The Kohala Center.

March 15, 2012

NewPublicHealth: Casinos and Health Impact Assessments

RWJF's blog includes an interview with Health Impact Project grantee the Kansas Health Institute.

March 07, 2012

Baltimore Sun: Health Impacts of Intermodal Train Facility to be Studied

A local news piece on a Health Impact Project grantee's HIA (by Kevin Rector)

March 07, 2012

[Rochester] YNN: Waterfront Study Aims to Make Community Healthier

A local news piece on Health Impact Project grantee, the University of Rochester.

March 06, 2012

Grants Awarded to Help Build Health into Decemberisions on Energy, Housing, Agriculture, and Other Areas

Health Impact Project Announces 16 New Health Impact Assessments

March 05, 2012

Grants Awarded to Help Build Health into Decisions on Energy, Housing, Agriculture, and Other Areas

Health Impact Project Announces 16 New Health Impact Assessments

March 05, 2012

Twin Cities Light Rail Project Presents Both Opportunities and Risks for Health, According to Health Impact Assessment

The rezoning around a planned light rail line would create both opportunities and risks for the health of the people in the communities it would pass through, according to a health impact assessment released today by Health Impact Project grantee.

January 05, 2012

Twin Cities Light Rail Project Presents Both Opportunities and Risks for Health, According to Health Impact Assessment

The rezoning around a planned light rail line would create both opportunities and risks for the health of the people in the communities it would pass through, according to a health impact assessment released today by Health Impact Project grantee.

January 05, 2012

Ten Public Health Institutes Chosen for In-Depth HIA Training

The Health Impact Project and National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) have chosen the 10 public health institutes to participate in a two-day HIA training, and two new HIA training centers.

November 17, 2011

HIA Mentorship Project Selects Local Health Departments, Mentor Organizations

The project has selected four local health departments and mentor organizations to participate in a joint effort to complete an HIA. This effort will help make HIA a more routine part of local health departments' work.

November 10, 2011

Health Impact Project Receives Funding From The Kresge Foundation to Make Health a Factor in Housing-Related Decisions

The Health Impact Project announced today that The Kresge Foundation will support two health impact assessments (HIAs) to inform decisions in the housing sector.

November 07, 2011

Aaron Wernham to lead HIA Training, Sessions at Upcoming American Public Health Association Meeting

Health Impact Project director Aaron Wernham will lead a training and two sessions at the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA).

October 21, 2011

Aaron Wernham calls for a new approach to improving health in an op-ed published in The Hill

To address skyrocketing medical costs and improve the well-being of our citizens, Dr. Wernham writes, we need to take health into account when making Decemberisions that shape the world outside the dOctoberor’s office.

October 19, 2011

ScienceInsider: Making the Case for Health Impact Assessments

A report released yesterday by the National Academies' National Research Council provides a ringing endorsement of HIA. (by Daniel Strain; article quotes Health Impact Project director Aaron Wernham)

September 09, 2011

New Program Will Make HIA More Routine Part of Local Health Departments' Work

Health Impact Project, National Association of County and City Health Officials Invite Applications for HIA Mentorship Program

[ Health Impact Project Coverage, Grantee News ]

August 15, 2011

New Program Will Make HIA More Routine Part of Local Health Departments' Work

Health Impact Project, National Association of County and City Health Officials Invite Applications for HIA Mentorship Program

August 15, 2011

Health Impact Project Director Contributes to Public Health Law Network Blog

Health Impact Project director Aaron Wernham, M.D., contributed a post about how health impact assessment (HIA) can help improve public health to the Public Health Law Network blog.

July 11, 2011

New Collaboration Supports Growth in the Field of Health Impact Assessment

Health Impact Project and National Network of Public Health Institutes Announce Call for Proposals Focused on Development of an HIA Training Program

July 07, 2011

2010 Environmental Health Summit Recommendations Highlight Health Impact Assessment

The 2010 North Carolina Environmental Health Summit discussed ways to increase the attention to environmental impacts on health in the ongoing debates over healthcare reform. Health Impact Assessment was highlighted as a potential tool.

June 07, 2011

2010 Environmental Health Summit Recommendations Highlight Health Impact Assessment

The 2010 North Carolina Environmental Health Summit discussed ways to increase the attention to environmental impacts on health in the ongoing debates over healthcare reform. Health Impact Assessment was highlighted as a potential tool.

June 07, 2011

Project Hosts Web Conference on Screening

On May 19, the Health Impact Project hosted a Web Conference on the screening step of the health impact assessment process, including defining an appropriate Decemberision-making target for HIA.

May 19, 2011

Oregon Farm to School Bill Would Benefit Health Through Job Creation, Health Impact Assessment Finds

Health Impact Project grantee Upstream Public Health releases final HIA on Farm to School bill in Oregon.

May 12, 2011

Oregon Farm to School Bill Would Benefit Health Through Job Creation, Health Impact Assessment Finds

Health Impact Project grantee Upstream Public Health releases final HIA on Farm to School bill in Oregon.

May 12, 2011

Health Impact Project Announces Additional Funding for Minnesota-based Applicants under Current Call for Proposals

The Health Impact Project today announced that the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation will support up to two health impact assessment demonstrations in Minnesota under the current call for proposals.

May 11, 2011

May edition of Leading Health Policy Journal Includes Paper on HIA

Project director Aaron Wernham, M.D., M.S. had a paper included in the May edition of the journal Health Affairs.

May 09, 2011

Aaron Wernham Talks to NewPublicHealth About Health Impact Assessment

“The Future of Public Health Depends on Working Much More Collaboratively”

May 04, 2011

Project Hosts Web Conference for Applicants

On Wednesday, May 4,the Health Impact Project hosted a Web Conference to provide details about the CFP application process and selection criteria.

May 04, 2011

New Funding Opportunity with the Health Impact Project

The Health Impact Project is accepting brief proposals through Junee 1, 2011 for grants to conduct health impact assessments (HIAs).

March 15, 2011

ISAIAH Grantee Receives Banner Media Coverage for Initial Results of HIA

ISAIAH, a Health Impact Project Grantee, held a 300-person meeting to share initial results from their HIA analysis. A full report is anticipated in Junee.

March 05, 2011

ISAIAH Grantee Receives Banner Media Coverage for Initial Results of HIA

ISAIAH, a Health Impact Project Grantee, held a 300-person meeting to share initial results from their HIA analysis. A full report is anticipated in June.

March 05, 2011

Health Impact Project Grantee, Upstream Public Health, Garners Media Attention for Community Forum

As part of their robust stakeholder engagement strategy, Upstream Public Health held two community forums to secure feedback on HIA findings and recommendations. The Umatilla, OR, event received a great deal of media coverage from local press.

February 09, 2011

The Health Care Blog: An Op-Ed by Health Impact Project Director Aaron Wernham

The Health Care Blog (www.thehealthcareblog.com), one of the most respected, independent voices in the health care industry, published an op-ed on HIA and how it can be used to accomplish "Healthy People 2020" goals.

January 05, 2010

California Cap and Trade Health Impact Assessment Released

The California Department of Public Health releases a health impact assessment (HIA) of a proposed "cap-and-trade" regulation under California's 2006 Global Warming Solutions Act.

December 16, 2010

California Cap and Trade Health Impact Assessment Released

The California Department of Public Health releases a health impact assessment (HIA) of a proposed "cap-and-trade" regulation under California's 2006 Global Warming Solutions Act.

December 16, 2010

Policy Brief on HIA has Decision Makers Taking Notice

The Health Impact Project Releases Policy Brief at the National Health Policy Forum in Washington, DC.

December 03, 2010

National Health Policy Forum Features HIA

On Friday, Decemberember 3, Health Impact Project director Aaron Wernham spoke at the National Health Policy Forum in Washington, DC.

December 03, 2010

Landmark Studies on Transit, Energy and Nutrition Policies are Focus of New Grants

Health Impact Project announces four new health impact assessments that will help policy makers assess the community health effects of their decisions.

October 20, 2010

AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting Publishes Brief on HIA Based on Panel Led by Aaron Wernham

Following a panel led by Health Impact Project Director Aaron Wernham at AcademyHealth's annual research meeting, a new brief entitled "Research Informing Policy: The Potential of Health Impact Assessments" has been released.

October 19, 2010

Atlanta BeltLine HIA To Improve Health

A recent press release from the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the BeltLine Partnership, and Kaiser Permanente Georgia announce funds to support area trails.

June 19, 2010

Atlanta BeltLine HIA To Improve Health

A recent press release from the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the BeltLine Partnership, and Kaiser Permanente Georgia announce funds to support area trails.

June 19, 2010

"Group to Study Health Effects of Development Around Light Rail"

Health Impact Project grants funds to ISAIAH to look at the health impacts of St. Paul's light rail development

June 16, 2010

Six New Grants Awarded for Health Impact Assessments

Projects in California, Georgia, Hawaii, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Texas are at the forefront of a burgeoning movement in the United States to ensure health is considered in sectors that do not traditionally factor it into their decision making.

June 08, 2010

Grant Awarded to Conduct HIA on California Climate Change Legislation

California Department of Public Health will conduct the first study of its kind on a cap-and-trade program.

March 01, 2010

Grant Awarded to Conduct HIA on California Climate Change Legislation

California Department of Public Health will conduct the first study of its kind on a cap-and-trade program.

March 01, 2010

First Round Call for Proposals to Close February 26, 2010

Based on an extraordinary response, the Health Impact Project is closing its call for proposals and initial round of funding on February 26, 2010.

February 12, 2010

Human Impact Partners to Provide Grantee Training

Human Impact Partners has been selected to provide training, mentoring and technical assistance to the Project's health impact assessment grantees.

February 11, 2010

The World Health Organization and International Association for Impact Assessment to Host HIA Conference

The World Health Organization and International Association for Impact Assessment will host a one-day conference in Geneva this April on recent advances in the HIA field.

January 26, 2010

The World Health Organization and International Association for Impact Assessment to Host HIA Conference

The World Health Organization and International Association for Impact Assessment will host a one-day conference in Geneva this Aprilil on recent advances in the HIA field.

January 26, 2010

National Academy of Sciences to Undertake an HIA Guidance Study

Health Impact Project director Aaron Wernham will take part in a new National Academy of Sciences project, "A Framework and Guidance for Health Impact Assessment."

December 03, 2009

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts Launch National Initiative to Advance Policies that Promote Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced the launch of the Health Impact Project, a national initiative designed to promote the use of health impact assessments as a decision-making tool for policymakers.

October 20, 2009

Putting Health Impact Assessment on the Map

Project director Aaron Wernham is making rounds on the HIA speaking circuit. He recently spoke at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting in Philadelphia.

November 13, 2009

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