Health Impact Assessment at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

Health Impact Assessment at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

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:

Health Impact Assessments: A Tool for Social Justice

  • 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: A Decision Making Tool to Enhance Social Justice

  • 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

Strategies Towards Positive Health Outcomes Through Community Health Planning, Partnership, Advocacy and Policy Change

  • Health Impact Assessment Capacity Building in Wisconsin

Everyone Gets Sick: A Rx for Policy Remedies Targeting the Workplace

  • Paid Sick Leave as Public Health Policy: A Health Impact Assessment of the California Healthy Families, Healthy Workplaces Act

Communities Shaping Policy

  • Building Policy Capacity Through a Community-Based Health Impact Assessment

Public Health Strategies for Health Promotion

  • 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

Environmental Contaminants and Public Health

  • Health Impact Assessment as a Tool for Assuring Social Justice Regarding Interventions Implemented on Populations

Global Trade, Local Impacts and Environmental Justice Challenges

  • Public Health through Public Participation: Reducing Impacts from the Largest Freeway Expansion Project in the U.S.

Addressing Cumulative Impacts in Communities: The Science, Practice, and Policy of Cumulative Risk Assessment


Learn More about APHA and Meeting Sessions

Know of other HIA sessions at APHA? Email the Health Impact Project.

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