National HIA Meeting 2013: Policymaker Track – HIA and State‐Level Policymaking

HIA and State‐Level Policymaking

National HIA Meeting 2013: Policymaker Track – HIA and State‐Level Policymaking

OVERVIEW

In this session presenters from around the U.S. will describe the use of HIAs in state level policymaking. The speakers will present case examples of state‐level HIAs, discuss state HIA legislation, and approaches that states are taking to institutionalize HIA.

Moderator:

Aaron Wernham, Health Impact Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Presentations:

Doug Farquhar, National Conference of State Legislatures

Tatiana Lin, Kansas Health Institute

Sheena Smith, Kansas Health Institute

Margaret Round, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Suzanne Condon, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

HIA: Transportation Reform in Massachusetts (PDF)

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Agenda for America

Resources for federal, state, and local decision-makers

Quick View

Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for emerging challenges, it makes government more effective and better able to serve the public interest.

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States of Innovation

Data-driven state policy innovations across America

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for difficult challenges. When states serve their traditional role as laboratories of innovation, they increase the American people’s confidence that the government they choose—no matter the size—can be effective, responsive, and in the public interest.

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