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Health impact assessment (HIA) is an emerging practice that aims to bring a greater understanding of human health consequences to public policy and decision-making. The awareness and use of HIA in the United States is rapidly increasing, and this Guide aims to support practitioners in the field, by describing the key tasks and activities for HIA as well as the issues and challenges that arise in the course of practice. The Guide includes illustrative examples from practice, as well as suggestions for stakeholder participation and the integration of health analysis in the environmental impact assessment process. The Guide is heavily informed by practice that has occurred in San Francisco and in the State of California.
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