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Health-Impact Assessment Tool


Created as a supplement to Healthy Communities: A Resource Guide for Delaware Municipalities, the purpose of this quick guide is to introduce health-impact assessment—an exciting and relatively new analytic approach to planning healthier communities.

He HIA Assessment Tool can help local governments consider the following questions:  How are existing or planned land use, community design, and transportation policies, projects, or programs affecting or likely to affect public’s health?

Primary Toolkit:

Healthy Community Design Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Environmental Health in All Policies (HiAP)

Keyword Area:

Community Assessment, Land Use, Planning, Policies


Institutional Author:

University of Delaware Institute for Public Administration





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