The American Public Health Association Annual Meeting took place in Denver, Colorado from November 6-10. During the convening, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reported on events and sessions. An entry to the blog, entitled "Health In All Policies: Health Impact Assessment as a Tool to Advocate for Social Justice," covered sessions by Health Impact Project director Aaron Wernham.
The conference included several sessions and talks related to health impact assessment:
- Community Health Assessment via Social Determinants and GIS: Informing Policy for Community Health Equity
- Incorporating Health Impact Assessment into the I-710 Freeway Expansion Decision-Making Process
- "Impact" in Health Impact Assessments: Effectiveness of HIAs as a Decision-Making Tool (Presented by Aaron Wernham, director of the Health Impact Project)
- Using Health Impact Assessment to Improve Health Outcomes Associated with Housing Development
- Health Impact Assessment in the U.S.: Bridging research and policy to address the determinants of health and health disparities (Presented by Aaron Wernham, director of the Health Impact Project)
- An Evaluation of Efforts to Raise Human Health Assessment in the Environmental Impact Assessment Process
- Health Impact Assessment in the National Environmental Policy Act: Leveraging Resources across Federal Agencies for Environmental Health and Informed Decision Making
- Use of Health Impact Assessment to Help Inform Decision Making Regard Natural Gas Drilling Permits in Colorado
- Balancing Equity, Assessing Health Impacts, Ensuring Effectiveness
- Health Impact Assessment Capacity Building in Wisconsin
- Paid Sick Leave as Public Health Policy: A Health Impact Assessment of the California Healthy Families, Healthy Workplaces Act
- Building Policy Capacity Through a Community-Based Health Impact Assessment
- Gambling on the Health of the Public: A Health Impact Assessment for an Urban Casino
- Health Impact Assessment and/of City Council Policy: Opportunities to Address Social Determinants of Health in Baltimore
- Health Impact Assessment as a Tool for Assuring Social Justice Regarding Interventions Implemented on Populations
- Public Health through Public Participation: Reducing Impacts from the Largest Freeway Expansion Project in the U.S.
Know of other HIA sessions at APHA? Email the Health Impact Project.