Major Evaluation of HIA Practice in the U.S. Released

Major Evaluation of HIA Practice in the U.S. Released

The report, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, outlines key findings as it evaluates the effectiveness of HIAs. Written by the Center for Community Health and Evaluation, the study shows how HIAs change decision-making, and provides evidence that they can lead to community benefits such as stronger cross-sector relationships, amplified community voices, and long-term changes. 

Read more on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's website

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