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Health Impact Assessment for Healthy Policy: The Way Ahead


This paper discusses the use of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) for public policy.

Local jurisdictions can use this paper to understand how to use HIAs as a resource to implement Health in All Policies (HiAP). 

Primary Toolkit:

Environmental Health in All Policies (HiAP)

Secondary Toolkits:

Healthy Community Design Toolkit,Environmental Health in All Policies (HiAP)

Keyword Area:

Environmental Justice, Health Equity, Health Impact Assessment (HIA), Social Justice


Institutional Author:

Alex Scott-Samuel and Eileen O'Keefe





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