WELCOME TO THE HIA GATEWAY The HIA Gateway has become part of Public Health England, joining its Knowledge and Intelligence Team (West Midlands) but remains a national and international service (see below for more details).
PHE is an executive agency of the Department of Health, England. The HIA Gateway provides access to resources and information on Health Impact Assessment (HIA) for those new to HIA, practitioners of HIA and those wishing to commission HIAs or some other Impact Assessment process (i.e. Integrated Impact Assessment, Mental Well-being Impact Assessment and health-related Strategic Environmental Assessment).
Ever attempt has been made to address the issue of copyright but if you are concerned that copyright has been infringed on any of your material please contact the HIA Gateway. The HIA Gateway email address is: email@example.com.
Some Recent Additions
Improving the public’s health. A resource for local authorities (2013)
The resource focuses on nine areas in which there is strong and clear evidence that local authorities can have a major impact on health. The report champions the use of HIA across local and central government and for health needs to be prioritised across government departments. Kings Fund, 2013.
The study investigated the association of aircraft noise with risk of stroke, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular disease. Hospital admissions showed statistically significant linear trends of increasing risk with higher levels of day and night time aircraft noise. Anna L Hansell et al., 2013.
HIA Bibliography for Thailand and Indonesia
Bibliography of reports and papers on HIA in Thailand and Indonesia. Compiled by Cathy Baldwin, World Resources Institute, 2013.
Effectiveness of HIA in
New Zealand and Australia
This research is the first systematic, empirical study of the influence of HIA on decision-making in Australia and New Zealand. The growing use of HIA needs to be supported by a strong evidence base to validate the value of its application and to make its application more robust. E. Harris, F. Haigh, F. Baum et al., 2013.
HIA of Redditch local plan
The purpose of this HIA was to ensure that the policies in Local Plan No.4, where possible, actively promote health gain for the local population, reduce health inequalities and do not actively damage health. Redditch Partnership, 2013.
Intersections in Health and the Built Environment
This report explores the relationship between how healthy we are and the way our buildings and communities function with the aim of doing more to improve lives and foster healthy outcomes. Urban Land Institute, 2013.
Conferences and Events in 2014
11th International Conference on Urban Health, 4-7th March 2014, Manchester
The University of Manchester is pleased to announce that registration and abstract submission are now open for the 11th International Conference on Urban Health. The 3 days will consist of a wide range of plenary lectures by world renowned guest speakers. Deadline for abstract submission is 15th November 2013. Register at the ICUH website, early bird rates extended until 31st January 2014.
Obesity and Related Conditions: Taking Action, Improving Outcomes. March 25th, Manchester
Helping people to make healthier choices is a complex issue that requires action from across multiple sectors. With a growing obesity crisis and people living longer the sustainability of our public services depend on sectors working together to develop an effective strategy. Contact Jonathan Smith on 0161 376 9007 for more details.
IAIA14 Impact Assessment for Social and Economic Development, Chile, 8-11 April 2014
The IAIA14 will look at the role of the various instruments of impact assessment on the promotion of social and economic development, considering the importance of the assessment process itself as well as its results. Abstract submission opens October 2013.
Transport, Health and Environment, Paris, 14-16th April 2014
LARIA Annual Conference, 13-14th May 2014, University of Warwick
LARIA’s 40th anniversary Annual Conference will focus on how local research makes a difference. They are now looking for keynote speakers, workshops and posters. Submit ideas to LARIA by Monday 18th November 2013.
If you register with the HIA Gateway you will get a monthly email listing all the resources added to the site over the previous month. This will cover reports, guides, tools, links, evidence, events, training courses and more.
57 new references added to the HIA Bibliography of published papers on HIA, MWIA and SEA since April 2013.
HIA Training Courses in 2013
HIA training with IMPACT: 16-20th June; 10-14th November, Liverpool 2014
The Courses is organised by IMPACT and are aimed at all those whose current and future work is likely to require an understanding of the theory and practice of health impact assessment. The course is for both commissioners, practitioners and those wishing to undertake HIAs. Early bird registration rates are available before 2nd May for the June course. Contact IMPACT
or by telephone +44(0)151-794 5004 for more information.
If you are running any HIA Training Courses or courses relating to aspects of HIA and would like to have them advertised here, please send details to the HIA Gateway .
Online HIA Training Courses or related resources Health economic assessment tools (HEAT) for walking and cycling: online training dates
New dates for WHO/HEAT online training sessions for walking and cycling: 4th September, 3rd and 30th October, 22nd November, and 17th December 2013. Contact the HEAT website
to book a place.
A free online resource developed by the National Heart Forum and funded by the Department of Health (2011). See Guides for more information.
HIA for planners
Online course on HIA developed and funded by the University of the West of England (2011).See Training courses for more information.
E-learning course: Health in SEA
Free online course on health in Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). Developed by the West Midlands Public Health Observatory and funded by the Department of Health (2010). See Training courses for more information.
HIA of mining projects
The course is free but donations are encouraged. Developed at the WHO-PAHO Collaborating Center on Environmental and Occupational HIA and Surveillance at the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec (CHUQ), Canada and funded by Health Canada (2009). See Training courses for more information.
Introduction to HIA
A free interactive e-learning course by NHS Health Scotland (2007), an excellent short introduction to HIA. See Training courses for more information.
Built Environment & Public Health Online Curriculum.
A US developed educational curriculum and website providing a critical overview of the built environment and related public health topics. This can be taught as individual modules, integrated into existing courses or studied as a complete course.
Want to join in the discussions on HIA?
Join the HIANET email discussion group - the international HIA mailing list for the methodological and practical advancement of HIA in the development of healthy public policies, projects and programmes. To join go to jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=HIANET
and follow the instructions. If you wish to post anything please use: . Membership of the list will be processed/approved by IMPACT. If you have any problems please contact Andy Pennington
Want to join the Health and Planning Discussion Group (RTPI)?
The Royal Town Planning Association (RTPI) have a Health and Planning Linkedin Discussion Group (to replace the former Healthy Communities Group) to promote and improve dialogue between professionals of the planning and health communities, publicise events, and improve the RTPI’s understanding of health and planning issues to enable better informed responses to Government consultations. The group is open to anyone with an interest in planning and health issues. You can apply to join via the health topic page on the RTPI website
Want to join an online forum and resource for MWIA?
Go to the Local Government Association run, “Knowledge Hub”
and register with the site to access the Mental Well-being Impact Assessment Group. This is a place for to: learn about MWIA; discover what MWIAs are taking place in various settings and localities; build and share the knowledge and evidence base for MWIA; debate how to measure mental well-being; improve the impact and quality of MWIAs; and for MWIA practitioners to network and share experiences.
The gateway continues to be well used. Are you finding the resources you want in the gateway. If you have suggestions for improving the site please mail them to
Visits to the Gateway:
January - 2716 visits
December - 2157 visits
November - 3415 visits
October - 2897 visits
September - 2613 visits
August - 1737 visits
Have you completed any HIA, SEA, IIA or MWIA reports, written any good guides or developed any tools for HIA or other Impact Assessments?
If so please share them with the HIA community by sending them to the HIA gateway .