National HIA Meeting 2013 - Plenary Panel

Policymaker Perspectives on the Field

National HIA Meeting 2013 - Plenary Panel


HIAs seek to inform a wide range of public policy decisions, from legislation to planning and regulatory actions.  This session was a moderated, interactive conversation with three  public officials that have been involved in HIAs—a city council member, a federal agency staff member, and a state legislator. The speakers discussed their experiences with HIAs, and offer perspectives on the value of the information presented, and how HIA practitioners can work most effectively with decision‐makers


Keshia Pollack, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Janet Miller, Member, Wichita City Council

Stacie McIntosh, Arctic Field Office, Alaska Bureau of Land Management

Denise Provost, Member, Massachusetts House of Representatives

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