Already well-established internationally, the field of HIA is growing rapidly in the United States. Dr. Wernham gave two presentations highlighting the importance of health-focused domestic public policy at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
- "Health Impact Assessment - A powerful tool for health-focused public policy."
- "Integrating Health and Environmental Impact Assessment: A powerful new venue for developing health-focused public policy."
Also in October, Dr. Wernham met with international HIA experts at a three-day conference in the Netherlands, where he co-led a panel with the World Health Organization on "Globalizing HIA and opportunities for scaling up good practice."