Pioneer Square Health Impact Assessment

Location Seattle Washington
Organization University of Washington graduate students

A graduate class at the University of Washington conducted an HIA of the Pioneer Square 2015 plan, A Strategy for Seattle’s First Neighborhood. Pioneer Square, Seattle’s original neighborhood, is home to a large percentage of the city’s mentally ill, disabled, and homeless individuals and families. The HIA considered the connections between neighborhood characteristics, such as vacant buildings; perceptions of crime and safety; ongoing construction activities; walkability; and mental, physical, and social health outcomes. The HIA provided recommendations related to access to community services, social and economic issues, mobility, and environmental health.

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Decision makers at all levels are using the fast-growing field of HIA to take health into account when making decisions in a broad range of sectors, including agriculture, education, energy and budgeting, in all types of locations--rural, suburban, and urban, local, regional or statewide. Learn more about the information sources that were used to develop this page.

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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2014, June
  • Decision-Level Local
  • Sector Built Environment
  • Organization Type Educational Institution